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My 10 year old had his physical on Monday and his ped tried to talk me into giving him Gardasil, I told her none of my boys would ever get that...course neither will my daughter if I ever get one.  I told her that I will teach them safe sex, its for an STD and I worry more about other STDs for my boys than HPV honestly.  She said well HPV can cause penile cancer so it can hurt your boys...SIGH

by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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In order for the shot to be effective, you have to get it before being exposéd to HPV. That is why you can get it at 9. Because they figure girls that age aren't sexually active.


Quoting hapababies:

I tried getting that shot for myself when I was 30, but insurance wouldn't pay for it since I had aged out. Apparently 9 year old girls are having more promiscuous sex than 30 year old women in the insurance people's eyes.

Side note: I wasn't having promiscuous sex, I just wasn't married yet.
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Actually I think it's just a matter of the age group it's been studied on and approved for, which is why they push it on married women in their 20s.

Quoting JMmama:

In order for the shot to be effective, you have to get it before being exposéd to HPV. That is why you can get it at 9. Because they figure girls that age aren't sexually active.





Quoting hapababies:

I tried getting that shot for myself when I was 30, but insurance wouldn't pay for it since I had aged out. Apparently 9 year old girls are having more promiscuous sex than 30 year old women in the insurance people's eyes.


Side note: I wasn't having promiscuous sex, I just wasn't married yet.
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sreichelt26
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM
And I live in Ca, where the governer decided that teen girls could get the vaccine at school WITHOUT their parent's consent.

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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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Woah, that's crazy.

Quoting sreichelt26:

And I live in Ca, where the governer decided that teen girls could get the vaccine at school WITHOUT their parent's consent.



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by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM

ugg that is sad, I knew as soon as I heard about that the first time its not something i would ever give to any of my kids, and that was made without researching it. Common sense

graycalico
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM
My ob mentioned this at my apt in regards to my twelve year old. I've decided against it for her. I just watched my mom die from cervical cancer in July. It's a horrible way to go. I'll be a condom pusher and Pap smear preacher from here on out.
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hapababies
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM
I am very sorry about your mom.


Quoting graycalico:

My ob mentioned this at my apt in regards to my twelve year old. I've decided against it for her. I just watched my mom die from cervical cancer in July. It's a horrible way to go. I'll be a condom pusher and Pap smear preacher from here on out.

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hapababies
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM
That is how it was explained to me. The FDA had approved its use for ages 9-20 something, therefore insurance wouldn't pay for it above that age. The nurse practitioner had said as they do more research, they might raise the age limits.
Back then I thought that was just red tape crap to keep me from getting proper health care.
It does make sense in a way that you should get the vaccine before your exposed to the virus. But then again, there are so many forms of the hpv virus.


Quoting jellyphish:

Actually I think it's just a matter of the age group it's been studied on and approved for, which is why they push it on married women in their 20s.



Quoting JMmama:

In order for the shot to be effective, you have to get it before being exposéd to HPV. That is why you can get it at 9. Because they figure girls that age aren't sexually active.








Quoting hapababies:

I tried getting that shot for myself when I was 30, but insurance wouldn't pay for it since I had aged out. Apparently 9 year old girls are having more promiscuous sex than 30 year old women in the insurance people's eyes.



Side note: I wasn't having promiscuous sex, I just wasn't married yet.

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catholicmamamia
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Oh my goodness! 


         

SAHM927
by Lesly on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Yes, that was me at my annual, I was asked if I want it and I declined. No thanks...

Quoting jellyphish:

Actually I think it's just a matter of the age group it's been studied on and approved for, which is why they push it on married women in their 20s.

Quoting JMmama:

In order for the shot to be effective, you have to get it before being exposéd to HPV. That is why you can get it at 9. Because they figure girls that age aren't sexually active.





Quoting hapababies:

I tried getting that shot for myself when I was 30, but insurance wouldn't pay for it since I had aged out. Apparently 9 year old girls are having more promiscuous sex than 30 year old women in the insurance people's eyes.


Side note: I wasn't having promiscuous sex, I just wasn't married yet.


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