Three Shots at Prevention


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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Three Shots at Prevention: In , Texas governor Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all females entering sixth grade be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus HPV , igniting national debate that echoed arguments heard across the globe over public policy, sexual health, and the politics of vaccination.

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Three Shots at Prevention explores the contentious disputes surrounding the controversial vaccine intended to protect against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection. When the HPV vaccine first came to the market in , religious conservatives decried the government's approval of the vaccine as implicitly sanctioning teen sex and encouraging promiscuity while advocates applauded its potential to prevent 4, cervical cancer deaths in the United States each year. Families worried that laws requiring vaccination reached too far into their private lives.

Public health officials wrestled with concerns over whether the drug was too new to be required and whether opposition to it could endanger support for other, widely accepted vaccinations. And, since HPV causes cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, and anus, why was the vaccine recommended only for females?

What did this reveal about gender and sexual politics in the United States? With hundreds of thousands of HPV-related cancer deaths worldwide, how did similar national debates in Europe and the developing world shape the global possibilities of cancer prevention? This volume provides insight into the deep moral, ethical, and scientific questions that must be addressed when sexual and social politics confront public health initiatives in the United States and around the world.

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Sexual Behavior -- psychology. Papillomavirus Vaccines -- therapeutic use.

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Summary In , Texas governor Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all females entering sixth grade be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus HPV , igniting national debate that echoed arguments heard across the globe over public policy, sexual health, and the politics of vaccination. Three Shots at Prevention explores the contentious disputes surrounding the controversial vaccine intended to protect against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection. Families worried that laws requiring vaccination reached too far into their private lives.

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Public health officials wrestled with concerns over whether the drug was too new to be required and whether opposition to it could endanger support for other, widely accepted vaccinations. And, since HPV causes cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, and anus, why was the vaccine recommended only for females? What did this reveal about gender and sexual politics in the United States?

With hundreds of thousands of HPV-related cancer deaths worldwide, how did similar national debates in Europe -- and the developing world shape the global possibilities of cancer prevention? This is a vital new text for undergraduate and graduate pedagogical programs focusing on the history and social-scientific analysis of health, medicine, science, technology, and society as well as a significant resource for debate within the policymaking arena and for instruction in public health and cancer prevention.

Contents The coercive hand, the beneficent hand: Huff Vaccination as governance: HPV skepticism in the U.

Three Shots at Prevention

Notes Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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