The vaccine was 100% effective in preventing two strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer in clinical trials and 99% effecting against two HPV strains that cause genital warts. With minimal side effects like injection site soreness, how can the HPV vaccine be so controversial?
The HPV Vaccine ControversyThe HPV vaccine is controversial for a variety of reasons:
- Many groups feel that the HPV vaccine will encourage promiscuity among young people.
- Many parents are angered over the thought of immunizing their pre-teen daughters against a sexual transmitted disease.
- There is a common misconception that the HPV vaccine protects against all types of HPV. Parents are concerned that their children will be misinformed and think they are being protected.
- Many parents believe that their children are not at risk for developing HPV.