Ever since the HPV vaccine was first introduced, there has been a lot of talking and debating over whether people should expose their daughters to the vaccine. Most countries have passed the vaccine, however, a lot of parents have doubts about whether the vaccine is 100% safe for their daughters. In this article, we will take a closer look at the pros and cons.
Here are some of the more Important Pros and Cons of the HPV virus.
• The most obvious advantage of the vaccine is that it can help to prevent one of the most deadly of women’s cancers, cervical cancer.
• The HPV vaccine actually protects women against four different types of the virus, and two of these are responsible for almost 70% of these types of cancer cases.
• The immunization is a onetime deal. When your daughter receives the vaccine there is no need for it to be given again in the future.
• The vaccine has been approved by health organizations and governments across the world.
• The number of cancer cases has been falling in recent years, and there does not appear to be a big epidemic as previously thought.
• The Vaccine is still fairly new and because of this, there may be a number of long-term complications and short-term side effects that are not fully known.
• One of the major concerns that a lot of people have is that their daughters are likely to be less responsible when it comes to their overall sexual health. The vaccine may well be able to prevent cervical cancer; however, it is important for girls and young women to understand that it is not going to protect them against all diseases.
• There is a certain amount of worry about the vaccine increasing the stereotyping of women. This is due to the fact that the vaccine is exclusively for women, it may give the wrong signal that sexual health is purely the responsibility of the women. Despite the obvious fact that men cannot get cervical cancer, they are in no way immune from its influence, and the HPV virus can still cause problems in men.
Hopefully, this article has given you a clearer understanding of what the benefits and risks are with the HPV vaccine, and you will be better placed to make a clear decision on whether your daughter should receive the vaccine.