It also does not take in account victims of abuse or rape, the consequences of which are horrific enough without having to compound it with the presence of a lifelong virus known to cause cancer. Perhaps in the future, decisions like these will take into account the psychosocial, financial and other ramifications rather than simply going by the numbers.
Edited by Alison Stanton
Bonnie Diraimondo is an RN and considered an expert in HPV. She maintains her own website, thehpvsupportnetwork.org and is an advocate for education of both the public and practicing physicians along with vaccination.