February 17th, 2013
(Family Research Council) Understanding Human Papilloma Virus.
Q: What is HPV?
A: HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a virus that can cause abnormal tissue growth on different cell surfaces in and on the human body. There are over 100 types or strains of HPV that exist. HPVs causing warts which appear on outer skin layers, such as hands, are different than HPVs which grow on mucus covered surfaces found in the throat and genitals. Over 30 HPV types are sexually transmitted.
Q: Why are some immunizations made mandatory for school entrance?
Q: Does the federal government mandate vaccines for school attendance, or recommend that they be mandatory?
Q: Is HPV the same as other diseases subject to school vaccination mandates?
Q: Is an opt-out policy enough to protect parental rights?
Q: What do medical experts and the public health community advise regarding mandates?