I’m a waffler when it comes to the HPV Vaccine, a vaccine preventing some types of the human papillomavirus virus that can cause cervical cancer, for young girls.
I want to prevent my daughter from getting HPV.
But, I’ve read The Handmaiden’s Tale and I’m concerned about vaccinating an entire generation of girls with something relatively new.
I respect Christiane Northrup, MD as the leading women’s health provider in the country. You’ve probably seen her on Oprah discussing hormones, orgasms and stress incontinence.
The Kathleen Show interviewed Christiane Northrup about whether the HVP Vaccination is best for young girls. She also spoke about her book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health, co-written with her own daughter about the mother-daughter relationship.
To listen to the interview click here.
As I said, I’ve vacillated on this issue – I wrote one story for it and then hedged and changed my mind. We still have 1.5 years left to make a decision (the vaccine is administered when a girl is between 9 and 24), so the advice of The Girl Revolution readers would be helpful.
Did you get the vaccine for your daughter? Will you? Why or why not?