Wednesday, March 07, 2007
What is Your Opinion on Gardasil?
Gardasil is the vaccination for the HPV that causes cervical cancer. It's been in the news because of the governor in TX mandating that girls in public schools be vaccinated. The interesting thing about HPV is that it is an STD (enough acronyms for ya?). So the only way to catch HPV is to be sexually active. What is being taught by giving 12 year olds a vaccination against a STD? Is it the equivalent of passing out condoms to highschoolers, yet saying abstinence is best, because you know their going to have sex anyway? As a mother of a 12 year old girl what are the issues to consider. An interesting blog from Vida, before you settle the answer for yourself: www.normalis.blogspot.com (scroll down to the Gardasil entry)