Thursday, January 18, 2007

An STD Vaccine For All Girls

The headline of a story about the new vaccinations against the human papillomavirus. I actually think that boys should be vaccinated, too, at least if a way to make the vaccine cheaper could be found. The reason has to do with the resistance that some parents feel about having their daughters vaccinated, of seeing the vaccination as a green light for premarital sex which their daughters would never consider. The idea is to pass the daughter still wrapped to the waiting arms of the husband. But what if the husband carries the virus? Is it ok then for these daughters to get cervical cancer?