Monday, October 15, 2012

Well, THAT'S a relief. Or not.

Here's a study showing that the HPV vaccine won't encourage your teenage daughters to race out looking for casual sex. Wow, what a relief!

Well, to be honest it isn't a relief for most sensible people, who realize it's a good idea to inoculate their kids against any common and easily-vaccinated-against disease, especially one that can lead to cancer. (According to the article, six million Americans become infected with HPV every year). But some religious groups have fought this one on the grounds that it would "encourage sexual activity." Which is so dumb that it's honestly sad anyone felt they had to waste time and resources on this sort of study. If you seriously won't inoculate your daughter against a cancer-causing disease for fear that the vaccination might magically turn her into a sex-crazed nympho... well, frankly, you need to get a better grip on reality.

No comments:

Post a Comment