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Old 10-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Hpv Jab

Why do we need it?????????
Will it hurt?????????????
I hate needles ???????
Do i have to have it????
i am scared

 
Old 10-04-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: Hpv Jab

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Why do we need it?????????
Will it hurt?????????????
I hate needles ???????
Do i have to have it????
i am scared
There is no law (that I can think of) that mandates HPV vaccines. The vaccine protects against a few of the strains of HPV that cause the most cases of genital warts and a few strains that can lead to cervical cancer if undetected and/or untreated. It doesn't all strains that lead to warts or cancer.

Before you decide if you will get (or refuse to get) the vaccine, I highly recommend you read the website for the vaccine. Then do some searching for information on the pros and cons of that vaccine.

Don't make a decision out of fear. Make an informed decision.

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Old 10-05-2008, 12:36 AM   #3
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Re: Hpv Jab

For most women, It is so much more scary to find out that you have HPV and that you are in the high risk for cervical cancer and have to just wonder when you will get it if you do.

 
Old 10-05-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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Re: Hpv Jab

I'm not sure of the laws in England in regard to vaccine requirements. In the US, the only people require to get the vaccine are young girls in certain states that require it.

The vaccine helps protect against the strains of HPV that cause most genital warts and most cervical cancer. Having the vaccine doesn't guarantee that you'll never get genital warts or cervical cancer, but it greatly decreases the risk.

Yes, it will hurt a little, as all injections do, and you must get all three jabs for the vaccine to be really effective. I'm not a fan of needles either, but I had the vaccine. I've had female friends who got HPV before the vaccine came out. It's terrible for them to be 20 years old and worrying about how they are going to tell every future sex partner that they have an STD. Not to mention the ones that got high-risk strains and have to have pre-cancerous cells cut or frozen off their cervix. In my opinion, a couple seconds of pain is worth it to avoid that.

 
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