Human Papillomavirus Shot In Grade 5 St. Paul Regional English 30 1 Research Project

1323 words - 6 pages

Human papillomavirus: opinion on girls/boys receiving HPV vaccine in grade 5
Free fall writing by: Georgia Doonanco
If you have a child who is at least 9 years old, you may be weighing whether he or she should get vaccinated against human papillomavirus, also referred to HPV. The cervix is the end of the uterus that joins the uterus with the vagina and is very susceptible to cancer. Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccination. About 14 million Americans, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. While most HPV infections will go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can cause certain types of cancer. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. Men and women can carry it. HPV sometimes plays a role in other cancers as well, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat. From research i have learned that there are two HPV vaccines: ‘Gardasil’ and ‘Cervarix’. ‘Gardasil’, which protects against four HPV types (6, 11, 16, and 18), is for use by females aged 9-26 to help prevent cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva; genital warts, and anal cancer. It's also approved for males aged 9-26 to help prevent genital warts and anal cancer. Consequently, ‘Cervarix’ targets HPV types 16 and 18 (types 16 and 18 are responsible for 65% of cases of cervical cancer). It's approved for females aged 10-25 to help prevent cervical cancer. HPV infections and cervical precancers (abnormal cells on the cervix that can lead to cancer) have dropped signi­ficantly since the vaccine has been in use. HPV types that cause most HPV cancers and genital warts have dropped 71% among teen girls. Among vaccinated women, the percentage of cervical precancers caused by the HPV types most often linked to cervical cancer dropped by 40%.
Now concerning the idea of receiving the vaccine by grade 5, the HPV vaccine is most effective when the complete series is conducted at a young age. There are several reasons for this. First, it’s best to get vaccinated before exposure, so the best time would be before any sexual activity begins. Statistics show that some children, even as young as 12, have already had sexual encounters that can put them at risk of HPV infection. Cervical cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in women in the world and the HPV vaccine is 83% effective in preventing the spread of HPV in women who had never come in contact with the virus but only 53% effective for those who had previous contact with it. Secondly, studies indicate that the vaccine alsoo produces a greater immune response with a higher antibody count to fight infection when given at a younger age.
The idea of letting your child get the vaccine at a young age arose some economical, ethical and societal issues, however these veiws contradict with what is logical and true and has be argued and supported by science facts. For example, some parents have expressed concern that vaccinating a child may make them believe they have permission to have sex. In light of clinical evidence, the parents unwillingness to accept the vaccination based on the belief that their child will never be infected with HPV, or that administering this vaccine will increase the likelihood of early sexual activity. Both of these ideas are demonstrably not true. Proven by statistics the lifetime likelihood of infection with some strain of HPV is greater than 80% for women and greater than 90% for men. Trying to predict which children will someday become infected with HPV is guaranteed to result in many missed cases and missed opportunities for protection. A 2012 study examined outcomes for girls who received the vaccine and girls who did not receive the vaccine. the research indicated that HPV vaccination has had no notable difference in the stats of sexual activity as said earlier. In other words, the vaccine does not appear to be changing sexual behaviors, only protecting those who will eventually engage in them. To date there has been no significant differences in pregnancies, counseling on contraceptive, and testing and diagnosis of other sexually transmitted infections.
Another opposing source can be the religious society. From previously attending Notre Dame Catholic High School i know that Catholic tradition teaches that sex is a gift for married people that should be used responsibly and lovingly. It considers any sexual activity outside of marriage to be sinful. Treating the gift of sexuality with respect will allow faithful people to avoid some negative outcomes, including premarital pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. However, not all Christian communities oppose. Some agree that the fact that HPV is spread primarily by sexual contact does not give vaccination against it unethical. Healing and preventing diseases, no matter what their source, are acts of mercy and a moral good. Prevention of HPV infection is distinct from, and should not be interpreted as encouraging, the behavior by which HPV is spread. To add, most people including me are surprised to learn that HPV transmission is not just limited to vaginal or anal sex. HPV can also be transmitted through intimate skin to skin contact. In fact, one study shows that HPV was detected in 46% of females prior to first vaginal sex. Based on this information, it’s possible that a person can become infected during their first sexual encounter, even if that encounter doesn’t involve vaginal sex. This is why abstinence until marriage isn’t necessarily effective in preventing the HPV infection. It's said that even having one lifetime sex partner doesn’t necessarily eliminate the risk. There’s no guarantee a partner, even if it’s your first or only partner, hasn’t already been infected.
Economic issues for families in the US was greatly affected by the cost effectiveness of cervical immunizations but the HPV immunization costs in older females and males in Canada has not yet been evaluated. Researchers conducted a study for the cost of screening and immunization. They found that adding ‘catch-up’ immunization to the current program would be more cost-effective, and that combining ‘catch-up’ immunization with delaying the age at which vaccination is first used could result in cost savings and health gains. In other words, it’s more cost effective and health effective to get the vaccine when younger than paying for ‘catch-up’ vaccines when your older.
As for my personal viewpoint, If there's any chance of reducing cancer, why wouldn't you try it? That is my bottom line. Giving the HPV vaccine is not an approval of sexual activity or a prediction of future high-risk behavior; it’s being sensible. As a Christian myself, I would encourage Christian parents to consider the HPV vaccine as a simple, safe and effective method of keeping HPV associated cancer from ever being a part of their children’s story. You can tell your child that these vaccines can help keep him or her healthy and prevent cancer and other illnesses later in life. If they do decide to talk to your child about HPV and the vaccine, it doesn't mean they’re giving their child permission to have sex. Instead, it's a chance to teach your child about safer sex and sexually transmitted infections. This information will be important for when they are older and making choices about sex. And to add hard evidence, the studies proved that girls who get the HPV vaccine are no more likely to have unsafe sex than girls who did not get the vaccine. And given the reality of reocurring premarital sex and infection with HPV, is it really ethical to allow children to fight against helping to prevent any disease? I think not. Why would anyone oppose a vaccine which has a proven record of cancer prevention? In conclusion, i completely stand by and support the act of giving boys and girls in grade 5 the HPV vaccine.


forensics Alfred galen research project - forensics 12th grade - powerpoint

561 words - 3 pages . Deductive reasoning 4. Inductive reasoning 5. Scientific method 6. Accuracy 7. Precision Step 1 – Research, (30 minutes or so), and this will be turned in with your project. Step 2 – Write a script for your hypothesis, (20 minutes or so), and record yourself using one of the apps. This will be turned in with your project. Step 3 – Incorporate your recording into your google slide presentation and complete your pages. Step 4 - I am thinking

on the rainy river essay Embrace or Reject Uncertain Future - english 30-1 ernest manning - essay

1019 words - 5 pages Sean Kim Ms. Stewart English 30-1 Period 4 March 14, 2018 Embrace or Reject Uncertain Future When we were young, we were told what to do. Individuals did not have a choice of what they want to do in the future but as individuals grow, they have the choice to decide what they want to do in the future. Individuals imagine things differently from others. How individuals imagine things affect individual’s willingness to embrace or refuse an

Nuclear power plants as regional economic stimulus - Texas A&M, English 101 - Research paper

2804 words - 12 pages because these plants are becoming more expensive to build. During the period from 2002 to 2008 for example, “cost estimates for new nuclear plant construction rose from between $2 billion and $4 billion per unit to $9 billion per” (The Cost 2). That high dollar figure makes the cost to finance a project that large at a level that scares away investors and corporations alike. Limiting the interest in investing greatly limits the construction of

robotics revolution represent for human employment in New Zealand in the next 30 years - massey university - management

1357 words - 6 pages Rebecca Hastie 11256694 How much of a threat does the robotics revolution represent for human employment in New Zealand in the next 30 years? In order to understand the threats that robotics may pose to human employment in the future, it is important to examine the ways in which robots and computerization are already influencing different employment industries today, and how they have changed our labor practices in the past. If this information

Self - Sacrifice in Lamp at noon - English 30-1 - Essay

1097 words - 5 pages Saveena Giesbrecht CA3 Mrs.Hrytsak Individual's capacity for self sacrifice in the face of compelling circumstances Self-Sacrifice Self-sacrifice. Giving. Selflessness. The short story, The Lamp at Noon by , illustrates everyone believes they are sacrificing so much to help other in troubling situations although it seen differently by other people. Throughout the story, the woman and man are in a troubling situation, both

This Is A Research Paper That Introduces The Well Known Huma Research Project: HUMAN CLONING

1773 words - 8 pages has been known to happen.A few days later, Dr. Ian Wilmut amazed the world. On February 23, 1997, Dolly (a seven-month old sheep) was introduced to the media. Dolly had been cloned from an adult sheep. The once thought impossible experiment gave hope to many scientists trying to master cloning. In March, President Clinton reacted to "Dolly," by placing a widespread ban on the federal funding of human cloning in the U.S. Research continued in

Homework 1 for business ethics class - project 1 ba 385 - Research paper

2859 words - 12 pages all. These people are stakeholders in the company and are directly affected by this news. I haven’t been able to find any research related to the perspectives of the shareholders/ investors dealing with this claim as it is still recent, but I’m sure as the story develops there will be new information that will come to light. SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE: If the allegations made against Michalow are true, then the company acted in the proper way in the

Will the homework you do in grade school benefit you? - English - research paper

1119 words - 5 pages Raby Will The Homework You Do In Grade School Benefit You? Kids should remember their childhood days playing with friends and family, not sitting in their room with their faces shoved in the books. There have been many reasons why younger kids should not have homework during their younger childhood. Students receiving homework in grade school is unnecessary because their parents are the ones who end up doing the homework when students really

Fantasy vs Reality Personal Essay - St. Theresa of Lisieux and Grade 11 English - Personal Essay

1706 words - 7 pages Natasha Barcena: It helps "us" become..... "person". Singular to plural? Careful Comment by Natasha Barcena: Too many commas. Revise Comment by Natasha Barcena: Reading.... were.... subject verb agreement. Careful Comment by Natasha Barcena: Nice anecdotal idea but can be more specific. Mention the characters and events in the novel. Comment by Natasha Barcena: Nice restatement of topic sentence Imagination has brought the human race from the

Sociology Journal: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Research Paper

2313 words - 10 pages JOURNALS 1-5 Alexander Kehinde SAIT Journal (Ch.1) Would you consider homelessness a social problem? Why or why not? Based on Mills classic distinction between personal troubles and public issues, homelessness poses itself as the latter, a social problem whose source lies in the social structure and culture of a society. The three theoretical perspectives (functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism) provide different insights into

How Walt Disney Revolutionized Animation Report - Minnesota Waldorf 8th Grade Project - Research Report

1471 words - 6 pages THE PROCESS OF HOW WALT DISNEY REVOLUTIONIZED ANIMATION REPORT ~ Sawyer Rhys Vertanen Have you ever watched an old Disney animated film and seen some pencil lines? That is because back then there were no computers, or any of the fancy stuff we have today. They only really had paper and really, really big, expensive cameras. These cameras would take a picture of the drawing one at a time. For my 8th grade project I have chosen to do The Process

Career Project: How to achieve your dream - English - Research Paper

4760 words - 20 pages decline in adult patients. From 2006 to 2012, the number of adult patients declined by 7%. Yet the US population has grown by 5%, and the number of dentists has increased by 9%. Why aren’t people going to the dentist? For more than 19 million people, the barrier is their busy lives. In 2016, the ADA conducted its first consumer research project to identify the reasons why adults do or do not visit the dentist regularly. The results showed that

The Facts about Human Trafficking - TWU/English - Research Paper

1853 words - 8 pages Makenzy Hannick Dr. Griswold ENGL. 1023.12 1, April 2018 The reality of Human Trafficking Human trafficking has been a major issue in America and other countries for many years and still is today. Many females, mostly young, are kidnapped and taken away from their families and into this world of drug and violence. This paper will be a good source to inform those in the community of how serious sex trafficking is and give the reader a better

Beerdohm Questions in grade 11 English - English - Assignment

1306 words - 6 pages criteria for a formal and informal essay (see content area), determine if Beerbohm’s essay is informal or formal. /3 5. What do you think Beerbohm means by the sentence “My objection to it is that it stops the brain?” /1 6. Although Beerbohm wrote “Going Out for a Walk” in 1918, there are probably many people today who would agree with his opinion about being taken for a walk. a) What objection to being taken for a walk might someone offer in today’s

Development of the self in Society - Grade 11 - Research

1639 words - 7 pages grade in English, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. What are the basic Admission Point Score (APS) for one to be admitted 33 points 27 points What is the minimum duration for the completion of the course 4 year 4 year What are the possible finance options to be considered for studying in these institutions · Loans · Bursaries · Scholarships · Loans · Bursaries · Scholarships