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European Federation for Colposcopy (EFC) and European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) joint considerations about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, screening programs, colposcopy, and surgery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Collaborators There is no collaborator.

  • Contributors CIAVATTINI Andrea, DELLI CARPINI Giovanni, GIANNELLA Luca, GULTEKIN M: These 3 authors were responsible for summarizing the literature and preparing the draft paper. ARBYN Marc, KYRGIOU Maria, NIEMINEN Pekka, CRUICKSHANK Maggie: These 4 authors were responsible for the critical check, major edits and finalization of the paper.JOURA Elmar A, SEHOULI Jalid, REDMAN Charles, CARCOPINO Xavier drafted the sections on vaccination and screening. Finally contributed for English editing and society consensus meetings.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests EAJ Advisory board fees by MSD and Roche, grants by MSD through institution.

    MA was supported by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, through the RISCC Network (grant no. 847845); the VALCOR project (VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays). MG declares having received travel support and honororia from MSD to be a speaker.

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