According to the CharlotteObserver.com, doctors want to now want to vaccinate boys with the HPV vaccine, so that girls won’t get it.
Says the Observer:
“More than 65 million Americans – that’s one in five – carry a sexually transmitted disease. The most common one – the human papilloma virus, or HPV – affects more than half of sexually active Americans at some point, according to the federal government. Since 2007, health officials have recommended that adolescent girls get vaccinated against HPV because it can lead to cervical cancer later in life. Now, they’re also suggesting the vaccine for boys to prevent genital warts and anal cancer, rare symptoms of HPV. But for some doctors, vaccinating boys is also a favored new strategy in preventing the spread of the virus to girls.”
HPV is the virus that causes cervical cancer in girls and doctors believe that vaccinating young boys will be the best way to keep girls from contracting the disease.
What do you think? Is this a good thing? What do you think? Should we just start giving our boys shots?
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