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Lunacy, Part Two

A new vaccine against HPV (Human Papillomavirus) could prevent 70% of cervical cancer cases in American women. Yet “pro-family” groups oppose it. Why? Because HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, they reason, and giving girls this vaccine will promote promiscuity.

Gardasil will cause promiscuity in the same way forcing your kid to wear a bicycle helmet will motivate him to jump the nearest canyon on his Huffy.

And some of my favorite corporate entities – the health insurance companies – don’t want to pay for it. Like the Hepatitis B vaccine, Gardasil has three phases, so it’s a wee more expensive than your average prescription for Viagra (which they do cover). And we know these businesses aren’t really concerned with your health; just with their profit margin.

Nearly 10,000 cases are still diagnosed each year in this country. Worldwide, an estimated 231,000 women die annually of cervical cancer. http://patient.cancerconsultants.com/CancerTips.aspx?CollectionId=363

Treatment for cervical cancer includes hysterectomy, radiation and chemotherapy
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/Patient/page4

Someone should really check their math.

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