Was offered to my 13'year old daughter at her well chk up appt today! I declined, but what are some of you mothers take on this. I'm in the medical field so I am aware of everything that is associated with the virus, however agreeing to let my dd recieve the vac against it sends mixed messages to them as far as how I raise my girls. Case in point: I teach my children to abstain from sexual activities until marriages. So exposing her to a prevenative of a viral infection that is caused by sex contradicts what I teach them. Would you mothers allow your children to be vaccinated? What are your thoughts?
For those who are not aware of HPV or what it is: Human papillomavirus is a viral infection that lives in your cells, and can turn into cervical cancer if not treated. Atleast 50% of Americans will come in to contact with it at one point in life. (According to statistics). It's a sexually transmitted infection and symptons can be worse as Warts on pelvic area, anus, mouth etc.
Please no bashing!! Just honest opinions from mothers of teenage girls.
on Oct. 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM