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Abstinence > Cancer cure
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/mg18624954.500


In the US, for instance, religious groups are gearing up to oppose vaccination, despite a survey showing 80 per cent of parents favour vaccinating their daughters. "Abstinence is the best way to prevent HPV," says Bridget Maher of the Family Research Council, a leading Christian lobby group that has made much of the fact that, because it can spread by skin contact, condoms are not as effective against HPV as they are against other viruses such as HIV.

"Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex," Maher claims, though it is arguable how many young women have even heard of the virus.

Meanwhile in developing countries, where 80 per cent of deaths from cervical cancer occur, social taboos may be even more powerful. The head of the Indian Council of Medical Research, N. K. Ganguly, says it will take a big educational effort to convince parents. Vaccinating men could be the best way to prevent the spread of HPV among women.
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karlthepagan From: karlthepagan Date: May 4th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
CONDOMS INTERFERE WITH DIVINE RETRIBUTION!

Their "funadmentalist" beliefs basically mean - ignore thousands of years of Christian philosophy and theology. Just pick a random bible verse and MAKE SHIT UP!
shewantsitall From: shewantsitall Date: May 4th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Religion aside, why the hell do people think that kids will just 'stop' having sex? So many thoughts.... argh. *head IS going to explode*
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