Women who received an HPV vaccine are less likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer.
That's according to a new report analyzing twenty-six studies of more than seventy thousand women.
The human papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
The Centers for Disease Control says 79 million Americans are infected with HPV
An HPV infection clears up naturally for most people.
Many people don't even develop symptoms. 
But some strains of HPV can cause genital warts or lesions. 
If left untreated, cervical lesions can slowly turn cancerous.
Cervical cancer kills thousands of women every year.
Vaccines protecting against HPV emerged about a decade ago.
Researchers say there is no evidence the vaccine causes serious side effects. 
The World Health Organization recommends vaccinating all kids between ages nine and fourteen.