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NASPAG Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines and Gynecologic Concerns in Adolescents and Young Adults

        This NASPAG Position Statement was created by Hina Talib, MD, Elise D. Berlan, MD, and Nichole Tyson, MD, in collaboration with NASPAG Advocacy Committee members: Elizabeth Alderman, MD, Rachel Casey, MD, Martin Fisher, MD, Shaketha Gray, MD, Megan Harrison, MD, Kim Hoover, MD, Susan Kaufman, DO, Kate McCracken, MD, Diana Robillard, MD, Mary Romano, MD, Julie Strickland, MD, Whitney Wellenstein, MD, and Noor Zwayne, MD. It was approved by the NASPAG Board of Directors. Monday May 17th, 2021.
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