Aim: We aimed to assay the awareness of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and factors affecting willingness of HPV vaccination among Turkish university students.
Material and Method: A total of 287 students (158 from the department of communication and 129 from the department of medicine) received a survey including 33 questions in this cross-sectional study in Ankara, Turkey.
Results: The probable adverse effects of HPV vaccine, protective effects from cancer and genital wart of HPV vaccine, sexually transmission risk of HPV infection were the significantly different factors among students which affect willingness of vaccination. Awareness of HPV vaccination about its protective effect from cancer was found the most powerful factor (7.7-odds) for HPV vaccine administration.
Discussion: The protective effect of the HPV vaccine from cancer needs to be well described to increase the HPV vaccination among Turkish university students.