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Why I chose the HPV vaccine for my daughters

 

MomsMiami.com

My 12-year-old daughter spent the first morning of spring break in a doctor’s office, getting the HPV shot. In four months, she’ll return for her third and final dose of Gardasil, one of the vaccines approved for fighting the human papilloma virus.

Still, I wasn’t surprised when I recently read that more parents are opting out of having their teen daughters vaccinated for HPV — the most commonly sexually transmitted infection responsible for most of the cervical, anal and vaginal cancers today.

Read the column at MomsMiami.com.

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