Monday, August 27, 2007

HPV - not just for girls

Recent research indicates that HPV may increase the risk of getting throat cancer.

Personally, I've always thought that if you're going to vaccinate girls against an STD, why not vaccinate the boys, even if they don't get cancer from it. The more people that are vaccinated, the fewer people will be infected. From the accounts I've seen, this may lead to a push to vaccinate boys as well.

I can see it now. "I would honey, but it might give me cancer." That's an excuse waiting to happen.


Rosie said...

Thanks for your visit to the SMB!

You know, I think I wrote a piece on this too. It just made zero sense to me why so many mommy bloggers were up in arms about it.

Yes, Christy is a good book to revisit. I really love the book though I know from my local research that there are many inaccuracies. But being a writer, I do understand about all that...I've been known to throw in an embellishment or two for dramatic effect.

Kevin said...