Mama Sass

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.

Read more Health stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category