Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Provide HPV vaccine and condoms to everyone

A recent study showed that 25% of teenage girls are carrying a sexually transmitted infection.

Do we need more evidence that every girl should be vaccinated for HPV for free? Boys should be vaccinated as well, since they can carry and transmit the virus.

Furthermore, do we need more evidence in this country that high school students need to be provided with free condoms? Most colleges provide them to students. Many high school students are sexually active, and so should be encouraged to be safe.

It's a lot better than 25% of teenage girls carrying an STI.

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