I don't mean to offend anyone by this topic, but I saw this the other day and thought it was absurd! Here is the article from the Washington post:
I can understand if you're against abortion or even against euthanasia, but this is just ridiculous. How many people die of cervical cancer? Do they really think more people will have sex because there is one less risk out there? Most teens don't even link cervical cancer with sex anyway and we all know that teens don't care about the risks down the road, only the here and now. Plus, we still have AIDS, herpes, hep C. and all the other nasties. I hate to say but do these people actually like the fact that we have STD's? Does it give some kind of basis to their cause? How many healthcare professionals on this board seriously believe that being vaccinated against HPV will increase sexual activity?
Oct 31, '05
As a member of the 'Christian Right', I am not mad - I'm mainstream (look at the red state/blue state map.)
If the vaccine proves to be safe, it should be administered - to both boys and girls - as young as possible, and certainly before the age when outliers on the bell curve begin to engage in sex (say at age 8).
boys innoculated cannot give it to girls not innoculated.
But it would be as pointless to make this vaccine voluntary as it would to make polio or whooping cough voluntary. If any significant percentage of the pop remains un-inocculated - that population remains a reservoir for the virus.
The problem w/ your title is that you assume all Christian Right are extreme right, when in fact, it is a mainstream view (When the 2004 election turned on 4 million MORE voters that identify as Christian Right voting than did in 2000 - out of 50 million total votes, that can hardly be qualified as an extremist belief). Only Left ideologues believe that anybody to the right of them are extremists. It would be the equivalent of my saying that anybody to the left of me are all moveon.org supporting, Micheal Moore lovers.
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Oct 31, '05
Oct 31, '05
Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
I have a really hard time believing that HPV is that prevalent among the population, for one thing. I believe that most women will not get infected with HPV.
FYI, from the HPV factsheet on the CDC website:
Approximately 20 million people are currently infected with HPV. At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives. By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection. About 6.2 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year.
edited to say- oops- I posted this while VickyRN was posting the same info in a better way!
Last edit by palesarah on Oct 31, '05