The vaccine is strongly recommended by medical groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Cancer Society, to prevent cervical cancer, which kills about 4,000 women in the United States annually.
4000 women each YEAR? In the US ALONE?
I believe that our children should have an option to get this vaccine -- both BOYS and GIRLS because that is the most common way for HPV to be shared -- through intimate contact.
Doing this at age 12 or 13 makes sense to me -- because it is right after this age that many awaken and experiment. Why not protect our children and give them a chance to have healthy bodies and healthy relationships?