Perhaps the most insidious obstacle toward HPV vaccination resides in a nasty little parenting decision. When exactly should we vaccinate our boys and girls? The answer is key, because vaccines should be applied at least six months before the first exposure to the virus.
For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.
Planned Parenthood saved my life. I had a routine pap test at a Planned Parenthood health center when I was 19 years old, and it detected cervical cancer. I was able to get treatment, and three decades have passed. Now my focus is on my daughters.