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HPV Vaccine in Australia Already Appears to Be Working

HPV Vaccine in Australia Already Appears to Be Working | Virology News | Scoop.it
Some good vaccine news for a change: A vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) appears to be working. HPV causes genital warts, and can lead to cervical cancer in women.
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As we knew it would...B-)

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Catholic board reconsidering HPV vaccine - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

Catholic board reconsidering HPV vaccine - Alberta Daily Herald Tribune | Virology News | Scoop.it
Catholic board reconsidering HPV vaccine Alberta Daily Herald Tribune AHS Grande Prairie estimated that only 20-25% of students in Catholic schools receive the HPV vaccine at the Health Unit, compared with 95% of students in the public board, who...
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Don't Catholics get HPV?  Just like they can't get HIV? Really, the churches need to get their heads around the fact that people do not follow their doctrines very well.

burkesquires's comment, March 21, 2013 10:34 PM
Hi Ed...sadly I suspect that some Catholics do get HPV as well as HIV. But following your logic a rule or guideline should exist only if people follow it? That sounds like relativism at it worst. your logic we should do away with all laws that are not followed...hmmm. If you would like to understand better what the Church teaches I would be glad to try to help in that endeavor.
Ed Rybicki's comment, March 25, 2013 5:36 AM
I am a SERIOUSLY well-schooled ex-Catholic - so I will decline your offer. What I really would like to see is the Catholic Church take cognisance of the fact that their teachings around reproduction and the inhibition of it are completely out of touch with the modern world - and promote the use of infection control agents like condoms.
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Really?

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Cancer Council HPV Vaccine: What you need to know. | Vaccinews Blog

Cancer Council HPV Vaccine: What you need to know. | Vaccinews Blog | Virology News | Scoop.it
This video was created to help spread awareness about cervical cancer & the HPV vaccine. Please forward this video on and be a part of the solution like the awesome young boys and girls who participated.
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What sensible children!!  Seriously, spread the word!  Thanks to Chris Upton.

 

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