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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Re: W Stands for Dead Women

Posted by on November 1 at 14:17 PM

some folks are opposed to the introduction of a vaccine for two strains of HPV, the virus that causes genital wart and can also cause cervical cancer in women.

I was a part of those clinical tests that proved this vaccine is 100% effective. And I didn’t just sign up for all the free pap smears! I joined because my mom and my aunt—and probably quite a few other women I know—had pre-cancerous scares, biopsies, sleepless nights, etc. (P.S. - three out of four people get infected with HPV at some point in their life. It’s like the freakin’ common cold. Except it can cause cancer.)

I wanted to do my part to stop cervical cancer, so I rolled up my sleeve and got lots of shots. I certainly didn’t do it so the right wing assholes could hold up the vaccine in the name of abstinence education. Bastards.