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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate Your Son?

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A new hot vaccination debate is brewing among experts. As if there aren’t enough of them already right?  In recent months professionals have been looking at the controversial HPV vaccine which helps prevent the transmission of the sexually transmitted disease also known as the human papillomavirus.

HPV has also been linked to certain cervical cancers in women which is why we see the vaccine, as well as the big push to have our children vaccinated for something considered a sexually transmitted disease.

The biggest worry at this point according to professionals is the vaccine is too costly to justify the wide spread use through our sons, and adult men. The makers of the vaccine have something different to say though.

Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine is approved for boys, safe and it would be cost-effective, CDC researchers and vaccine experts told a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday.

Researchers also say that some men which include homosexual, and bisexual would greatly benefit from this vaccine because it will help prevent against certain types of anal cancers. While HPV remains the highest cause for cervical cancer, it also has been linked to penis cancer, anus cancer, and cancer of the head and neck.

The current HPV vaccine – Gardisal is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for girls, and women ages 11 to 26 years old.

Do you plan to look into Gardisal vaccines to prevent HPV in your sons and daughters?

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