H.P.V. (Human Papilloma Virus) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. Some estimates put the number of infected people as high as 50%. There are about 100 different strains of the virus, most of which reside in the body with no visible sign. Two of the strains cause genital warts. Two cause cervical cancer in women. In fact, H.P.V. is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women with as many as 70% of the cases coming from the virus.
Scientists have finally developed a vaccine that will prevent infection by H.P.V. The Bush administration will soon makes it's recommendation as to whether the vaccine should be administered to all women just like measles and mumps, etc.
It is suspected that they will not make a recommendation for widespread vaccination because.... wait for it..... they think that vaccination against STD's will lead to more promiscuity in teenagers.
Just to be clear: Scientists have developed a cancer vaccine and they are considering not using it for so-called moral purposes. MORAL PURPOSES!!
I can certainly understand why they wouldn't want to prevent cervical cancer. I mean, 50 years ago when no one had heard of H.P.V. or H.I.V. people were fucking in the streets. It was a regular Roman Orgy back in my Grandmother's day. Why, just the other day granny said to me, "Thank God these S.T.D.'s came along because now young people never have sex. They're all holding off for marriage."
The fact that anyone is even considering not administering this.... what was it called.... oh yeah, CANCER VACCINE is the most fucked up thing I have ever heard.
3700 women a year die from cervical cancer.