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Should the state require girls to get the HPV vaccine?

Response Percent Votes
59% 132
36% 81
4% 10
Total 223


denak 4 years ago

Gardisil and birth control have nothing to do with each other.

It is a vacinne against certain forms of cervical cancer. That is all it is. It is not an indictment on female sexuality, has nothing to do with reproductive rights and should not be made into some sort of political statement.

As for the state mandating it, they already do for girls in foster care. So, why not for the general population? Are they not as important. If I ever have a girl that is old enough to get it, she would definitely get it. I had a cervical cancer scare when I was 23 but luckily it turned out to be nothing but that isn't always the case.

And although this is cliche, if it saves one life, then it is worth it.



9070811 4 years ago

It is an infringement in womb rights. No way would I ever get that vaccine. Maybe in 30 years when we can see the complete long term effects. At that point I'll be too old give a care about getting it.


Leslie Swearingen 4 years ago

If someone's annual income is less than $X, then the state should be willing to pay for birth control. The trick would be to get women to pay attention to what they are doing and use the birth control the way that it was meant to in order for it to be effective. Since the state requires other vaccinations before a child can attend school, I don't know why this one would be different. I would hope that the health department would cover those of low income who are unable to pay.


Roland Gunslinger 4 years ago

tabitha013 (anonymous) says… If they are going to require it for girls, then it should be required for the boys as well.

This poll was put out by LJW before the FDA approved the use of Gardisil on males. The first comment was in 2007, the FDA didn't approve it for use on males until 2009.


Tony Kisner 4 years ago

My girl has received it. But the State requiring it? Same question, should the State require you to be on birth control if your annual income is less than $X?


tabitha013 4 years ago

If they are going to require it for girls, then it should be required for the boys as well. Males are carriers of HPV and even though they do not have symptoms, they still are the ones who pass it on. Be fair and require the vaccination of both. It's the best way to prevent and reduce HPV.


Sandra Willis 7 years, 2 months ago

Why not? This vaccine could mean that there will be a huge drop in women getting cancers.


bobberboy 7 years, 2 months ago

Most people arn't smart enough to know what they need - so yes the State should require it just like they do any other vaccination.


sharron5rs 7 years, 2 months ago

If you had seen this disease and how it affects the girls and women that have it . You would change your vote and mark the YES !


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