I live in a state that is often accused of being the worst. We have a saying in South Carolina: “Thank God for Mississippi!” When it comes to diseases and listening to the religious right being absolutely beyond stupid, we are pretty close to the bottom.
There is a wonderful vaccine that prevents several kinds of cancer, including almost all cervical cancer, anal cancer, and other cancers as well. The vaccine also reduces the risk of fertility problems! The problem is that the vaccine prevents HPV, something people can get through sex. It should be noted, however, that this is NOT the only way people get HPV. The thing is, getting HPV from a non-human object can actually happen. In that study, over half of the virgins tested had HPV.
And it’s frustrating that I should even have to make that point. Sex is good, sex is healthy, sex is natural, sex should be accepted as an important part of the human condition. But you don’t have to be a raging slut/whore/liberal to get HPV.
Which is why it is especially tragic that, in a state with incredibly high cervical cancer rates (9th in deaths in the nation, three times higher in African American women), less than 20% of eligible women are getting this vaccine. I am sure the number is even lower for eligible young men. Why? Because we won’t enact a mandate like we have for other vaccines. And, just last week, the house would not overrule a veto from our evil governor, Nikki Haley, that prevents schools from getting funding to provide information on the vaccine. Not to force anyone to have it, but to tell people it exists.
Nikki Haley: It’s better for people to die than for parents to possibly have to discuss sex with their children.
Also, if you are under 26, male or female, you should get the Gardasil vaccine. For yourself and for others.
GARDASIL is the only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases.
GARDASIL also helps protect girls and young women ages 9 to 26 against 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases.
Since I’ve had mine, does that mean I’m contractually obligated to be a slut/whore/liberal now?
Here are some sobering statistics given in the hopes of scaring people into getting the jab.