Understanding The HPV Vaccine
Many parents are still divided over a new vaccine that can provide protection against human papillomavirus, or HPV, a very common sexually transmitted disease that is linked to cervical cancer and genital warts.
Some parents caution that the vaccine, called Gardasil, will encourage sexual activity. Others wonder how effective the new vaccine is, and if it can protect against all types of HPV. There are many parents, too, who see the vaccine as an opportunity to reduce their child