QUOTE (SMforshort @ 22/02/2013, 09:12 PM)
By those two arguments, castrating him would protect women as well. Who knows, he might be gay or end up entering a celebate religious order and not be a risk to women anyway.
I'm not saying I'm against it.
I just want to know what the risks/benefits are to him.
PatG, you mentioned higher rates of other cancers triggered by this virus. How much higher are the rates of cancer?
And I still don't have any idea what the risks of this vaccination are. Is it risk free?
I'm not sure what you mean by higher rates of other cancers? I mentioned that HPV is linked to cancers other than cervical. Perhaps you should ask your GP for some current literature or do some fact based research. There is some info here
from the US. Among other things it says this "HPV types 16 and 18 have also been found to cause close to half of vaginal, vulvar, and penile cancers ".
As far as risk of the vaccine - the consent forms you would complete as a parent should outline the current understanding regarding risks.
This post has been edited by PatG: 22/02/2013, 09:23 PM