Opinions on mandating hpv vaccine dating or hanging out
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of all sexually active men and women will get it at some point in their lives, and 20 million already have it.Most HPV infections don’t cause any symptoms and will go away on their own, but some may result in cervical cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide.Here are the facts: Why Do Girls Need the HPV Vaccine?
Despite these recommendations, however, the CDC reports that less than half of teen girls have gotten even one dose of the vaccine, and less than a third have gotten all three.
Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann has been particularly vocal about the issue, calling Perry’s mandate “flat-out wrong” and saying she felt “offended for all the little girls and the parents that didn’t have a choice” in the matter.
It’s clearly an emotional hot-button topic, but it’s also a question of public health.
The vaccine only works to its full potential if it’s given a girl is exposed to the virus, and with such a high incidence of HPV, the only way to guarantee that is to administer the shots before her first sexual contact.
Some worry, however, that promoting the vaccine at such a young age may prompt questions or premature sexual curiosity.
Some people are concerned that HPV vaccination may have serious side effects or long-term impact, such as on fertility.