Natalie Perez ITT Technical Institute GS1145 Ms. Faremouth April 4, 2014 Despite the availability of screening tests and early treatment, which have cut the death rates from cervical cancer in half since the early 1970s, cervical cancer remains the third most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. Worldwide, it’s the most common cause of death from a gynecologic cancer. Nearly half of all women diagnosed with cervical cancer are diagnosed at a late stage, with either locally or regionally advanced disease that’s harder to treat. (Shinn, 2004, p. 36) There are two types of cervical cancer. The first is squamous cell, which accounts for an outstanding 80-90% of all cervical cancer cases.
There are about 20 million people currently infected with HPV. Women have an 80 percent chance of developing HPV by the time they are 50. HPV is most common in people in their late teens and early 20s. The vaccine is a preventative and they advise you get the shot before encountering in sexual activity. About 11,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3600 will die.
But what truly causes it is a mystery that leaves scientists and doctors with just guesses and tests to do. Some people say that babies die of SIDS just from sleeping wrong. In 1994, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) had a “Back To Sleep” campaign that told parents to always put infants on their backs when sleeping. After that, the rate of SIDS went down by more than 50% (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Even with that drop in the death rate, SIDS is still responsible for about 3,000 deaths per year (“Sudden Infant Death” 1621).
It has been said by some medical professionals that between the ages of nine (9) – fourteen (14), all young females be given the HPV vaccination to prevent the spread of the infection at an early stage. In recent times. there has been a controversy with the HPV vaccine and whether it should be administered to young girls in the nation's primary schools. Most of the controversy over this vaccine comes from the fact that some religious beliefs think that it will promote sexual promiscuity. Cervical cancer kills 4,000 women each year in the U.S. 90% of the cases of cervical cancer are attributable to the HPV virus.
It takes a drastic toll on the families who do. Teen pregnancies not only add another mouth to feed but can put the mother, father, and surrounding family through financial stress. The risk of pregnancies isn’t all teens have to consider. HIV and other STD’s are something that needs to be taken into account. Nearly 8,300 young adults and young teens ranging from age 13-24 had reported positive HIV test results in 2009.
I had to go on independent study because I was bedridden. I started getting really sick again so I went to the hospital and by the middle of April they said they would have to take her. I was scared. I didn’t know if she would live or not. She was born April 21, 1993 weighing only three pounds fourteen ounces and was sixteen and a half inches long.
“A 2012 study in Obstetrics & Gynecolog yfound a woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000).” (E.G. Raymond and D.A. Grimes, 2012) The fact that abortion is safe plays a large role in why so many people now believe that it should be legal and why it has become legal in so many places over the last 50 years. A recent study shows that women who are denied abortion are often are more likely to be become unemployed, to receive welfare, be below the poverty line and become victims of domestic violence. The study focused on women who were turned away from abortion because their baby was too far along and from the results they discovered that “76% of the "turnaways" ended up on unemployment benefits, compared with 44% of the women who had abortions.” These statistics oppose the question of if this is the best situation for the mother and the child.
My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, but in 2000 her cancer returned in her left breast so she was very ill , and working to raise a newborn baby so throughout my childhood she was always in and out of the hospital . Throughout my kinder through 3rd grade education every summer , or vacation i would have i would travel to Sinaloa Mexico with my grandmother on a travel bus , it would take us 24 hours sometimes even more . It was always a scary car ride because we never knew if we would make it to our destination traveling to Sinaloa back then was a very dangerous trip everyone was always paranoid that our bus would get hijacked by a cartel because they new that there was people traveling from the United States and they always assumed that we were rich . My grandma would take me with her because she wanted me to value what i had. I was a spoiled brat my dad , my grandma , and my godmother would always try to buy me what i wanted when they could afford it.
Since abortion has been legalized in 1973, there have been over 53 million abortions in the world, which is way beyond the capacity that it should be. The leading reason for abortion is the young age of the women getting the abortion. Young adults and even young teenagers will have abortions either because they are too ashamed of being pregnant or they are too young and feel that they cannot take care of the baby. “Globally, abortion accounts for 13 percent of women’s deaths during pregnancy
MY SISTER’S KEEPER (Movie Review) Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Because of her sister's dependency on her, Anna is unable to live the life she wants; in and out of the hospital constantly, she cannot take part in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading or soccer. When Kate turns 13 she goes into renal failure. Knowing that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) agrees to work for Anna pro bono.