Professionals, as parents of children, against the HPV vaccine believe that the vaccine is more risky and dangerous for children than the actual disease. In an article written by Dr. Kurt Perkins, DC, CCWP, he argues that the HPV vaccine given to girls 12 years of age to prevent cervical cancer is junk. He states that the average age of women getting cervical cancer is 50 and the vaccine is only good for 5 years in the body. Along with Dr. Perkins, Dr. Karen Smith-McCune, a gynecologist in San Francisco, CA, is very skeptical of the HPV vaccine. She knows that regular pap smears will be enough to find precancerous areas early and they can be treated.
A vaccination is being introduced to the body which will then produce an immunity to a specific disease. While many people think that it’s not harmful to their children if they’re not vaccinated, they’re mistaken. There are many risks of not being vaccinated, which include disabilities and even a higher risk of catching a disease that could’ve been prevented in the first place. Not being vaccinated can sometimes lead to disability problems such as if there was an “Outbreaks of measles, mumps, and whooping cough are occurring around the United States—often among groups of children whose parents have refused to get them vaccinated”(Childhood 1). The side effects of these lead a child to catching pneumonia, inflammation in the brain, swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears and more.
Though many vaccines have triggered skepticism and even complete avoidance, most notably the Vaccine-Autism debate, the resistance to the HPV vaccine goes beyond that of other vaccines**. When questioned about their mistrust, parents have cited the young age at which children are vaccinated and moral concerns***. However, it is very important that the vaccine is administered to children who have not be exposed to the virus for it to be most effective and provide the greatest protection against HPV**. The moral concerns of getting the vaccine is stems from the thought pre-marital sex is immoral and parents would like for their children to wait for marriage*. Even so, some 46.8% of American high schoolers have reported having sex, with 5.6% reportedly having intercourse before the age of 13**.
It is a very good option for someone who has a true desire to end their addiction behavior, but has no real support system. They may have the support of their family and a few friends, but they no one who shares in their story, or who knows how it feels to want to drink or do drugs when the stress of life gets to be too much. Twelve-step programs present several ethical and legal issues that present challenges to the treatment. These self help groups are anonymous and are not suppose to be discussed outside of the group setting, discussing things outside the group can present privacy issues; therefore, members must pledge secrecy to what is discussed during AA meetings (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). Many people participate in AA because they feel at liberty to openly speak about their life as a substance abuser and their road to recovery.
Medicating children does not fix them. In America, the most prescribed drugs to children is Ritalin for ADHD. Across America, parents worry that their child is different (Pearlman 4). To fix that problem they take the child to be tested. When a child gets tested for something like ADHD it usually a fifteen to twenty-minute appointment and they walk out already diagnosed (Newmark 2).
They could make up many lies in order to deceive us, or to harm us. For example, vaccinations, they could be potentially harmful. Delgado explains, “Getting a vaccine is a way to expose your body to a concentrated amount of a certain disease” (262). He also states, “This practice also has its fair share of opposition, mainly from parents” (262). Scientist made this discovery many years ago, and it is a continued practice.
The parents think they are doing good for their children but they are decreasing the chances of their child surviving of sicknesses it also helps the virus from spreading because all they would all be immune to if all parents agreed with it. Doctors say they should get vaccinated to save life’s and they tell the parents that it is safe because the reason some parents don’t want their kids to get vaccinated because they don’t think it is safe.
Before that, people used variolation to prevent getting a more serious version of smallpox. Variolation is when the patient is inoculated with live smallpox. But in a lot of cases around the world, the plan backfired, leading the individual to contract a full-blown case of the
Preemie parent alliance is an organization that supports premature children and their families. The services offered, however, do not address the needs of the community. The community require a lasting solution to the complication of low birthweight. That is when the problems of the community will seize. The work done by Preemie is commendable, but the entire society needs to do more to end this problem.
Some parents may hide crucial information such as divorce, disease, and other information as they see it as a means of protecting their children. Some parents may lie to their children because they look up to them, and they see it as disappointing their children if they know the truth (Bronson, 2008). With lying, they are not exposed to losing the trust of their children, and they see this as an easy route since
According to the first amendment everyone has the freedom of speech, but does that include putting other children at risk for not choosing to no inoculate others? Parents have the right to exercise their religion and not vaccinate their children, but that also puts children who are to young to receive their vaccinations at risk. Some parents have the preconceived notion that the new “cocktails” of vaccinations are to blame for the contraction of autism in their children which is why they refuse to inoculate their children. Having said that, one of our founding principles is “individualism”, we have to respect people’s decisions even if it is outside the cultural norm. Although, medical evidence is inconclusive at this point in time, however the research is still ongoing.
In the United States there was a goal to vaccinate all of the children before they reached the age of one (Graham, 20), this main goal was wished for the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. However, the United States never truly had a proper approach when it came to vaccinating (Graham, 20). With the goal straying further and further from reality the United States had decided to completely stop keeping track of how many children were being vaccinated in 1985 (Graham, 20). Once the government gave up then so did the people, more and more parents took the courageous step and stopped vaccinating their children. The MMR vaccine was an immunization that everyone received not long after birth, though many people began to worry about how
This bacterium can affect 25 % of people, including pregnant women. Pregnant women are at risk of spreading the bacteria to their infants during pregnancy. This often occurs because symptoms of strep group B are not as common on adults as it is for children. This bacterium if it has contact with a genital area can cause severe redness and soreness in the area. When strep affects child 's parent are quick to assume some abused their child.
Due to this change in the water source, many children may not experience major health defects and have problems in the near future. The water change may have also caused an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the county. Legionnaires’ disease has killed about ten people, and has affected seventy-seven more. Many lawsuits have been filed towards the government officials because of this issue. Jurgis and his family are having a tough
Debates between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life have been going on for decades. Since the beginning of human civilization the process of terminating a pregnancy has been practiced, by the mid 1800’s many people thought it to be murder and it should be stopped. By 1880 abortion had been banned in the United States through the process of protesting state legislatures. Even though abortions have been outlawed they still were being done illicitly and illegally. In the 19th century all surgical procedures, including abortion were very risky.