Thanks mysterio! And you are right. It’s usually a long and ugly battle because it just spreads so rapidly. My mom had her cervix and uterus out, then moved into the ovaries. (however my fury at the insurance company refusing to pay for her ovary removal at the time of her partial hysterectomy will be left for another day) Although I’m thankful for the 10 years in between the two surgeries. But once it hits the ovaries, it’s a nasty cancer and almost always terminal.
I will also be glad when people stop looking at this as an “STD”. My 8 year old gets fever blisters. She could have gotten it from a kid at school that she drank after, or ate something they had eaten off of. It’s technically herpes, that doesn’t make it an STD. While HPV can be transmitted sexually, it’s also pretty common. If there was an AIDS vaccine, I would encourage my kids to get it. Not because I expected them to sleep around, but I don’t trust that who they choose as a mate will always be faithful.
It’s like the other tons of vaccines that our kids get. If everyone had this attitude about polio, how many people would still be paralyzed? Yes, there are risks, but the benefits seem to outweigh the benefits.
That being said, I do NOT support a mandate of this vaccine. It should be up to the parents as this is not a communicable disease like other vaccines that are required for school. It’s one thing to say “You must have this vaccine to mingle amongst this large group of people because it’s contagious without intimate contact.” It’s another to mandate it for “your own good.” That’s where I draw the line.