I had a physical soon after i became seperated on my way to divorce. My GYN knew I was sexually active and had a partner. I was not offered the HPV virus, it was never even brought up! My daughters were strongly encouraged to become vaccinated but nothing for the middle aged woman. Well, as luck would have it, I contracted HPV, which was diagnosed the following year. I was told that it is not offered because studies have not been done to determine if the vaccine is helpful....WHAT? At least offer it, talk about it....Another reason was that insurance would not pay because it had not been studied, so it would be out of pocket, if I chose to have it.
Here is the irony...insurance will certainly pay for Cialis,or Viagra, but not a simple vaccine that could save a womans life? I'll bet if penile cancer was a complication of the HPV virus, you damn well better believe insurance would pay, and them some!
I am very disheartened at his unfair practice and would love to hear more perspective on the topic.
Thanks for listening, I hope I made sense.
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