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Article first published as Will Fears of Homosexuality Curtail Parents from Getting Sons Vaccinated for HPV? on Technorati.
Parents of both sexes need to put aside their own preconceptions about sexual promiscuity and homosexuality to protect their children, experts recommend. Experts agree that the vaccine may be the best way to avoid the risk of children contracting the cancer causing virus. To inflame matters even more for some parents is the entire political debate that has recently surrounded the vaccine when Texas Governor Rick Perry was criticized for his mandatory HPV vaccination for females in Texas and Minnesota representative, Michele Bachman's suggestion that the vaccine caused mental retardation. Bachman's opinion was vehemently opposed by researchers and physicians who decried her allegations and publicly challenged her to come forward to proof of her allegations.