'The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement.'
4000 women die from cervical cancer every year. HPV vaccine is recommended to be administered at ages of 11 and 12 because that is the time the vaccine provides the most effective immune response. Yesterday, on MSNBC Heidi Harris a female conservative talk show host said: "give me a break.... there's another choice, abstinence. There's a concept." The US has the highest teenage pregnancy rate among all the industrialized nation. The Bush's administrations 8 year focus on abstinence left the US with the highest teenage pregnancy rate among all the industrialized nations. The statistics show its a failed concept. Why is it that republicans, "the freedom" party are always telling people what to do? The "small government party" wants to proscribe and monitor the sexual and reproductive activities of every female in the US.