HPV Vaccine -The Controversy

There's a new medical treatment in the works that may prove to be effective in preventing a host of cases of cervical cancer across the world. It would save numerous lives and cause the emotions of many to be effectively lifted from a stressor that has plagued generation after generation of humanity. But there is some political controversy being undertaken about this new HPV vaccine. In this article, we'll give you a basic idea of the genital wart vaccine that is currently developed and the roadblocks that it is facing in the present.

Known as Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine that has been developed proves to decrease the rate of genital wart infection across the world. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a subset of the Center for Disease Control has voted unanimously regarding the fact that this new vaccine should be administered to young women between the ages of 11 and 12. Since genital warts can lead to the development of cervical cancer in women, there's no wonder that a vaccine has been created to curb this deadly problem. While the genital warts themselves are largely harmless, this greater problem is causing much dismay to females around the world. So a vaccine to prevent this disease from occurring should be heralded as a godsend. That's not to say that the vaccine does not have its detractors, however.

Conservative groups across America have been condemning the idea of making this vaccine mandatory. They do this on moral grounds, stating that by giving our children less risks regarding having sex, we are giving them more of an incentive to engage in risky behavior. While the standpoint is held by a minority, their influence may still have a profound effect on the women of the world. Since the guidelines for mandatory vaccines are set on a state-by-state basis, there is a chance that the hpv vaccine may not be made mandatory in some states across the nation. And the problem doesn't stop there. In order to vaccinate someone under the age of 18, doctors need to have the express permission of the child's parents or caretaker. In right-winged conservative families, the attitude of 'abstaining from sex until marriage' may cause these girls to be disallowed from getting the vaccine.

While the controversy is one with two sides, it's clear that genital warts infections are a problem across the United States and elsewhere that could be solved with a simple new method.  All religious beliefs and moral guidelines aside, the problem is one that we must face united as a nation. To make the vaccine mandatory for some while laying others by the wayside only puts those not vaccinated at a disadvantage. The refusal of medical treatment on a moral ground is one that is foolhardy to those who care for and respect the health and well-being of their children. While everyone has the right to their own opinion, genital warts is a problem that we've been faced with for centuries, and it's one that we finally have the opportunity to solve. All that it takes is a full understanding and a bit of responsibility on the part of parents across the world.

Genital Warts and HPV Vaccine news on the Web

In real life, of course, we know that frogs don't cause warts. Unfortunately, princes -- or rather, the humans we kiss -- CAN give us warts. And not the type that are on the bottom of your little toe, either. Genital Warts are a sexually transmitted ...

HPV can cause other health problems such as genital warts. HPV is a common virus that is easily spread by skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity with another person. It is possible to have HPV without knowing it, so it is possible to unknowingly ...
Washington Post (blog)
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Malaysia Star
GENITAL warts are fleshy growths found on or around the genitalia or anus. It is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a common sexually transmitted infection. Genital warts are common, particularly in sexually active ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times
We speak, of course, of the other Republican presidential candidates and their assault on Perry's 2007 executive order that all sixth-grade girls be vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. ...
New York Times

Lancaster Newspapers
The vaccine guards against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers and genital warts. University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Arthur Caplan announced he would donate $10000 to the charity of Bachmann's choice if she can produce a verified case ...
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RTT News
Veregen, for the topical treatment of external genital warts, contains a concentrate of catechins with a complex defined composition, extracted from green tea leaves. MediGene acquired the basic rights to the active ingredient in Veregen from the ...
Reuters (press release)

Malaysia Star
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine which helps in the prevention of HPV infection, a leading causative factor of genital warts and cervical cancer, became available in 2006. Although Malaysia started its national HPV vaccination programme in 2010, ...
Chicago Tribune
New York Times
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Cheney University Athletics
HPV also causes genital warts (warts on or around the penis, vagina, or anus). Yes, there are people who get warts in those areas, as well as cancer. Don't be one of them. Get the series of three shots of this vaccine, which is called Gardasil (its ...
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Other common surgeries include implants for men suffering erectile dysfunction and removal of genital warts. Here's the Empowered Patient list of questions every man should ask before having these procedures on this most valued and delicate of organs. ...

Pediatric SuperSite
Children who were evaluated for sexual abuse were more likely to have genital warts and genital papillomavirus than those who were evaluated for other reasons, according to a study published online. Elizabeth R. Unger, MD, PhD, of the CDC's Division of ...

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