You come here for the knowledge, right?

November 7, 2008


So, as mentioned yesterday, today was, indeed, an OB-GYN appt. Super Fun Friday, no?

Not really. But I did keep my sunglasses in tact this time. So I’ve got that going for me.

But, here’s something. We were talking about the HPV Vaccine there’s all this hype over. And I asked about it because my pediatrician is recommending it for Leah. Turns out cervical cancer is considered a sexually transmitted disease these days. Over 90% of cervical cancer cases are caused by the virus that is transmitted sexually.

Huh. Didn’t know that.

The vaccine’s been out three years, major testing. A boy’s version will be next.

So the OB-GYN said Leah should get it. As should anyone under the age of 26. And I’m going to do follow his advice.

You should do the same.

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2 Responses to “You come here for the knowledge, right?”

  1. Jen Says:

    I will be doing the same for Maya.
    It just does not make any sense to me to NOT do it.

  2. Kim H. Says:

    I wish the vaccine would have been out just a few years earlier – I think I missed it by like a year or something stupid… but I would have totally gotten it if I could have.
    Did they test you for the virus? I’m just wondering at what point they start doing that for the rest of us.