Hpv Vaccine - Yes Or No?

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Though controversial to some and beneficial to others, the HPV vaccine is a new innovation that I believe all teenage girls should receive. Regardless of religious backgrounds, traditions or upbringings, sexual intercourse is something that nearly all humans will instinctively engage in at some point in their lives. With the increasing outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases in today’s society, any form of prevention for any sort of STD should be shone under a positive light. The HPV vaccine is a vaccination designed to prevent the contraction of HPV (Human papillomavirus). HPV is estimated to be one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in Canada and around the world. Many types of HPV can lead to the development of cervical cancer in women, and is the cause of almost all cases that are identified. There is no known cure for HPV infections, and though many of them can be cleared out over time through the body’s immune system, it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active women and men will receive at least one form of an HPV infection in their lifetime. HPV can show no obvious signs of infection to many who are infected, so it is a difficult plague to avoid. It is an elusive infection that comes in several different forms, so the risks are not always easy to pinpoint. For girls to receive the HPV vaccine in schools is an ideal plan because it is a place to offer it where they will collectively be aware of its importance. It is also a place where it can be given to girls at an age where they most likely will not have yet engaged in sexual intercourse. However, many representatives of schools around Canada and the U.S. have decided to oppose the HPV vaccine because they believe that it is encouragement for sexual intercourse, as if it is promoting that sex is safer to have if vaccinations are created to reduce threats or risks. The
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