Experts Wrestle With Vaccinating Boys...

Experts Wrestle With Vaccinating Boys for HPV

There are 7 comments on the Fox News story from Oct 29, 2010, titled Experts Wrestle With Vaccinating Boys for HPV. In it, Fox News reports that:

U.S. vaccine advisers are weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human wart virus that causes a number of cancers, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use.

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Since: Dec 07

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#1 Oct 29, 2010
I wondered about this when the HPV vaccine became required for girls.

If girls were obviously getting the virus from their male partners, doesn't it make sense to vaccinate the boys as well?
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#2 Oct 29, 2010
I've been seeing and reading articles on this subject every 2 or 3 months for the past few years. From what I have read, the majority medical opinion is that teen girls and teen boys should be vaccinated against HPV, as routinely as they recieve the other usual vacciantions.

I was discussing this with my sister a couple of months ago. She has a 17 year old daughter and a 14 year old daughter. I asked her if she had her daughters vaccinated against HPV and she gave me an answer that greatly surprised me.

She had brought her 2 teen daughters to thier physician for their annual checkup this year, and she asked him about getting her daughters vaccinated for HPV. She told me that her physician refused to do it, because it "is against his Christian beliefs".

(The physician, my sister, her 2 daughters, and myself are all Protestants).

Has ANYONE ever heard of a physican refusing to vaccinate someone because of their religious beliefs ?!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Oct 29, 2010
This is a no-brainer. The HPV vaccine can prevent deadly cancer in boys AND girls. Any parent who fails to vaccinate their child is guilty of child abuse- PERIOD!

Any medical professional who refuses to provide services that are medically recommended should lose their license to practice. If your personal religious beliefs affect your ability to DO YOUR JOB, then you need to find a new line of work.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Oct 29, 2010
Frank Stanton wrote:
I've been seeing and reading articles on this subject every 2 or 3 months for the past few years. From what I have read, the majority medical opinion is that teen girls and teen boys should be vaccinated against HPV, as routinely as they recieve the other usual vacciantions.
I was discussing this with my sister a couple of months ago. She has a 17 year old daughter and a 14 year old daughter. I asked her if she had her daughters vaccinated against HPV and she gave me an answer that greatly surprised me.
She had brought her 2 teen daughters to thier physician for their annual checkup this year, and she asked him about getting her daughters vaccinated for HPV. She told me that her physician refused to do it, because it "is against his Christian beliefs".
(The physician, my sister, her 2 daughters, and myself are all Protestants).
Has ANYONE ever heard of a physican refusing to vaccinate someone because of their religious beliefs ?!
The doctor should be reported to the AMA. Unless he's a Christian Scientist, there is nothing irreligious about administering preventive care.

Being vaccinated against an STD does not imply promiscuity. Plenty of people have gotten STD's from their spouses, who may have carried the infection before they were married.
CHAS

Breckenridge, CO

#5 Oct 29, 2010
Get another doctor.
Most medical schools are state supported. The doctor owes the people for his education, not his religion.

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#6 Oct 29, 2010
Preventive medical care shouldn't be subject to the whims of the marketplace.

The man who discovered polio vaccine DONATED it to the world.

Now big pharma would rather keep diseases going so they can make more money off of sympomatic treatment, rather than prevention.
FBOMBER

Canada

#7 Sep 20, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
This is a no-brainer. The HPV vaccine can prevent deadly cancer in boys AND girls. Any parent who fails to vaccinate their child is guilty of child abuse- PERIOD!
Any medical professional who refuses to provide services that are medically recommended should lose their license to practice. If your personal religious beliefs affect your ability to DO YOUR JOB, then you need to find a new line of work.
Anyone saying this is a no brainer doesn't use their own brain well enough to dictate to others.

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