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Old 06-02-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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Can I get on my soapbox here? It has been proven in recent studies that a majority of cervical cancer is caused by HPV, the Human Papilloma Virus. A virus that is spread through sexual intercouse. A virus for which there is currently a vaccination. A vaccination that has been shown in testing to be 100% effective. Unfortunately, there are people at work in our society who want to deny this vaccination to young women on the basis that it will encourage promiscuity among teenagers. I don't think that anyone should have to pay the price of death for having bad judgement in their teen years. (How many of us barely made it out of our teens alive as it is?)

So please order this kit. Make a little bracelet, and while you are at it, send your congressperson or senator an email encourage them to support the speedy approval of the HPV vaccine.

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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lol i love it when people get on soap boxes like that, and i wouldn't even have to agree with it cuz i really just like a good debate.

as it is, i agree and the thing that got me the most when i heard of the protest was that doctors were saying that it can be given to children as young as 9 years old. If you have to worry that your 9 year old is going to become promiscuous after having a shot then the issues that are going on there are far deeper than you are willing to admit.

i kind of wish these companies would just give the money they spend on these things to the charity but i appreciate the awareness thing so i will play along!
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #4
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I'm glad you got on your soapbox because I knew nothing about that vaccine. I'm off to read the info you provided.
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It's estimated that 80% of women become infected with HPV by the time they're 60. Perhaps 10% of them know about it.

Thank you so much for this information.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #6
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:57 PM   #7
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I'm ordering one. I personally suffer from HPV and have to get checked every 6 months to make sure no abnormal cells are present. I wasn't aware that the vaccine was available already. I can only hope that it will be awailable to my step-daughter, or when I have my own daughter.
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I'm glad you got on your soapbox because I knew nothing about that vaccine. I'm off to read the info you provided.
Same.

I am quite emotional about cancer and cancer researching. My lucy bag is being donated to raise money for cancer research. Without research these vaccines and other drugs that control cancers would not be possible.

That vaccine sounds very interesting. I'll click the link but I doubt they would send the kit to the UK unfortunately =( I'll support cancer charities wherever they are - the work they do is very important.

That and kidney research are my two special charities.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #9
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I agree you guys said it better than I can.. but when I heard about the 9yr old getting the shot I thought if they were going to wouldn't they with/without the shot just gets me if it can be stopped why we are not stopping it...
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because it doesn't effect the willie warmer region.

i mean seriously....little blue pills were covered by my insurance before birth control was! :rollseyes:
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