HPV Vaccine Raises Many Issues Within Women’s Health.

A large controversy in women’s health today is: should we be getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus? 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are many types of HPV, some of which can lead to cervical cancer in women.

Since the vaccine is a fairly recent development, it has left many women unsure if they should take action. It is suggested that girls as young as 11-year-old should be vaccinated. This also raises the topic of how many young girls today are becoming sexually active. This is touched upon in a recent article by Richard Knox for NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140543977/hpv-vaccine-the-science-behind-the-controversy

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