Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara is now offering injections of Gardasil, the controversial human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. The incidence of HPV - which can lead to cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women - is so widespread that some states have sought to make vaccination of junior high school girls mandatory, sparking opposition among some religious-based groups. Planned Parenthood recommends the vaccine for women 12 to 26 years old, but parental consent will be required for anyone under the age of 18.
Planned Parenthood Offers Gardasil Injections
Thursday, August 9, 2007
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