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**.
Many people may think that vaccination is a bad thing, that instead of preventing it causes illness, that is not natural. Natural or not, there are many reasons as to why we should vaccinate us and the younger generation. Most of the time children don’t like vaccination because it hurt, but is the responsibility of a parent to seek the wellbeing of his or her child. Vaccination it’s a preventive measure of various diseases. Unfortunately, things like the anti-vaccination movement, the misinformation on the Internet, and the believe that vaccination causes more damage than is worth, have led our society to think that it’s right not to vaccinate.
Many other serious side effects have been blamed on vaccines but proving the vaccine actually caused the disease is extremely hard and even impossible to do. A majority of the time children develop illnesses or are diagnosed with diseases around the time the vaccine was received (“Vaccines and Side Effects: The Facts”). The vaccine always becomes the easy thing to blame. Evidence just isn't there to support these cause and effect links with vaccines. There seems to be more positive impacts of being vaccinated than not being vaccinated.
Even though some parents are concerned over the safety of vaccines, children who go to public schools should not be granted exemptions because vaccines are necessary to prevent outbreaks, children who do not receive vaccines are at risk of disease, and medically compromised children rely on vaccines to prevent disease. Vaccines are able to prevent disease in a single child, but their usefulness to society lies in their ability to prevent outbreaks. Vaccines prevent disease through the concept of herd immunity. Herd immunity is the idea that a disease will have a harder time spreading if the majority of the population is unable to contract it (Martinez). For example, if more than 90 percent of people are vaccinated against measles, an outbreak is unlikely to happen even if a person in the community is infected (Oster).
However, have you ever thought about the way it affects a child’s life? What is the long term outcome? Is there a better way to assist the situation? Many parents feel that it is unnecessary to spank a child because it is not okay to hit, on the other hand, other parents view it as a way of getting the child’s attention and telling them “No.” There are just as
The Vaccine Controversy Vaccines have been around for years and still there is much controversy over the safety of them and if parents should have the right to choose if they have their child vaccinated. Parents and even some professionals say that the vaccines are not worth the risk. On the other hand, there is plenty of doctors and other professionals who say vaccines are very necessary and safe. Still with all the controversy over the safety of vaccines, the number of children protected from diseases and death outweigh the risk of the vaccine. Professionals, as parents of children, against the HPV vaccine believe that the vaccine is more risky and dangerous for children than the actual disease.
To go along with this, the process of banning the junk food will be a problem itself. As the article would later state, “One major problem with a junk-food ban is it's not always clear which treats should be classified as ‘bad’ and which are okay for our kids to consume.” (Citation here). It is clear that an outright ban on sugary and fatty snacks in schools will only make the situation
Furthermore, it is also immoral to operate on foetus as the risk of operation is high. The effects of gene therapy are unpredictable. In spite of curing the, other mutations may also occurred. This significantly affects the growth of the child and may introduce physical and mental illness (Friedmann, 2000). Even though the idea of informed consent protect the patient right, the age of consent may hinder the possible treatment for the younger patient, who are not eligible for consent of medical
Abortion is one of the ethical dilemmas which our society is facing for years and there are many deep arguments about abortion for those who support and against it. The issue of abortion can be contentious and underage abortion can be more contentious among the parents. Adolescence is the phase of both physical and emotional development as they are starting to build up their own identity and autonomy. During abortion stage, adolescents may experience depression or may have suicidal thoughts due to guilt. As mention in the straits times article by Mr Darius Lee, most of the parents think that adolescents are not mature enough to make decisions during emotional state and make choices without thinking about long-term consequences of their action.
Not only is it harmful to the baby but also to one’s self. It also interferes with normal prenatal development that can lead to birth defects or fetal demise (Abusing Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy 2012). It also opposes with functions of the placenta which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the baby. This cause the baby to be underdeveloped and underweight, because it is not getting all the essentials it needs to grow