John, for what it's worth, I think you're taking the right approach. I hope that by the time your daughter is approaching that "older age" that you mention that either you or her mom will have educated her regarding the TRUE cause of cervical cancer and how very rare it is.Intimate exams on a twelve year old? I would die if my mom tried to make me do this at 12. I sure hope the doctor was a woman. Twelve year old virgin and your already scared she's going to die because someone else got cancer.
Our daughter will choose for herself when she goes when she is at an older age. I can't imagine making my young daughter have her birth canal examined.
Only observational. Does that mean no internal invasive penetration? I hope to God so. If you let her be examined by a man and they are already entering her birth canal at 12 then I can't relate to you at all. I hope you haven't traumitized her for life.
My wife went to a doctor in her 20's before we got married (She chose it herself as an adult she didn't have it inflicted on her by her own mom when she was a child). Twelve years old? I'm speachless.
According to figures published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for 2007, 2.4 women out of a group of 100,000 died from cervical cancer in the U.S.
Doctors do not disclose these figures for self-sustaining reasons.
Think about it....if you provide some type of specialized service, are you going to turn business away based on true statistics, or accept (and maybe even promote) your business?
Women are NOT born as a walking disease waiting to happen.