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We're doing something wrong here people.<br><br>
ETA: waiting for the grammar cops to ticket me for the title.
 

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How many of the boys have them?<br><br>
And what do you mean 'we?' You planning to halt the occurrence of teen sex? How exactly is that going to happen?
 

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sex education.
 

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Well, if the data is from 2003 - 2004 and now we have a vaccine for the most common std (hpv)... it seems like a step towards doing something right.
 

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Don't get your undies all in a bunch, folks.<br><br>
From <a href="http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/8/813" target="_blank">the actual journal article</a>, stats removed for clarity:<br><br>
Once again, the media misinterprets and blows out of proportion the results of a single study <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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Also, there are several genetic types of HPV; the ones associated with cervical cancer (and prevented byt the Gardisil HPV vaccine) were only found in 3.4% of all participants (of all ages).
 

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I believe many of those cases are HPV, which is common in the population at large, as well.<br><br>
Although, with as preventable as many STDs are in safe sex, it is a shame that even that many (subtracting HPV, and possible herpes) are even that high when you look at actual numbers and one must wonder if comprehensive sex education would help. Of course, it is the parent's responsibility foremost, but we know many out there are not teaching their kids and especially in a health issue, that kind of leaves the schools to pick up the slack... and many are not.
 

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To be serious, I think sex ed is very important. However, with the frontal lobe not being fully developed, I'm not sure how much logic and reason actually helps. I do think it's best to provide whatever information you can, regardless of whether the people will use it or not.
 

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I have no idea<br><br>
We as in us, the culture at large. I never said anything about halting the occurance of teen sex. I'm talking about the fact that a significantly large chunk of our population is infected with diseases that are 100% preventable.
 

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Looooooooooooooooooong story.<br><br>
When I was 15 I had strep B...yes. Sex.
 

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Innocence is just not guarded anywhere anymore, no vaccines will improve that situation. Maybe responsible journalism will tell us what to do, we can always trust that. (Even though the Guardasil vaccine is almost pure poison, does not perform as advertised, and Merc basicallly invented the 'issue' this b.s. article is supposed to 'cover')
 

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Whew, thanks ElDude. I really need to sit down - take that hat off, you look silly <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I think having conspiracy theories about the drug industry puts your heart in the right place but I think there are enough safeguards to reduce the chances of something like what you describe from happening. There are a lot of health professionals who would raise a ruckus if the science behind a drug was as fake as that. That's not to say that bad things haven't happened in the past, but the science behind Gardasil is pretty solid.
 
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