The Hpv Vaccine: Why It Won’t Promote Sexual Promiscuity

Ever since the FDA approved the HPV vaccine two years ago, its introduction into the health community has been embroiled in a medical, social, cultural and political controversy. At first glance, the debut of a vaccine to fight most cervical cancers looks like an exciting advance in the history of women’s health. However, many people are unable to separate the ethics from the basic scientific facts: the virus is transmitted through sexual contact and hence the vaccine is recommended for 11 or 12-year-old girls, before they first become sexually active. The perceived possibility that administering such a vaccine to prevent a sexually transmitted disease could promote sexual promiscuity has trumped all other ethical debates, leading some people to cast its benefits aside. As a mother, I can understand why many parents are concerned about this issue and put off vaccinating their daughters. However, in addition to being a mother, I am a physician, and I therefore believe that by putting off vaccination, we effectively strip our daughters from their chances of protecting themselves from the two major cancer causing HPV types.

According to a Newsweek article from February 25, 2008, only two out of every 10 women in the U.S. in the approved age group have received the vaccine so far. In another new survey of almost 10,000 parents, only 49 percent said they would get their daughters vaccinated with the HPV vaccine at the recommended age of 9 to 12 years. Even though 68 percent planned to vaccinate their daughters at 13 to 15 years of age, and 86 percent said they would vaccinate at 16 to 18 years of age, they might be too late — because the vaccine can only prevent and not cure HPV. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), an agency that collects data on the sexual behavior of American teenagers, reports that teenage girls are already sexually active: 13 percent of them by the time they are 15, 43 percent of them by age 17, and 70 percent of them by age 19. Of the sexually active 13-21 year age group, 70 percent show evidence of HPV infections within a few to several months of when they start having sex — most of which could easily be prevented by vaccinating preadolescent girls. In addition, many parents are uncomfortable talking to their preadolescents about sexual issues; meaning uneducated teens could make problematic sexual choices not only without realizing the consequences of their actions, but also without the protection from HPV that the vaccine provides.

Again, bear in mind that the vaccine is preventive — it is only effective if administered prior to exposure to the virus. Therefore, the vaccine will not treat the existing infections. This is why it’s so crucial to administer the vaccine when girls are young, before any chance of sexual activity, including sexual contact without intercourse. In addition, there are several other scientific reasons why the vaccine is recommended in the 11-12 year old groups. Unfortunately, it is beyond the scope of this article to discuss those facts.

But, won’t vaccinating young girls against a STD cause them to become less sexually inhibited and more promiscuous by giving them a license not to worry about the consequences of sex? Won’t it eliminate a deterrent to teenage sex and therefore encourage it? Highly unlikely: because teens rarely factor the possibility of getting HPV into their decisions to have sex.

Current research in adolescent sexual behavior shows that not one, but a variety of factors influence teenage sexual behavior, such as their socio-economic status, their moral and religious values, their sexual attitudes, and the influence of family, friends, and the society they live in. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that a vaccine against a single kind of STD would play a more significant role in adolescent decision making than these factors paired with their responsibility, good judgment, and the boundaries of accepted sexual behavior.

According to NSFG, the top two factors influencing teenagers who choose to remain virgins are fear of pregnancy (94 percent) and contracting HIV/AIDS (92 percent). Since knowledge and awareness of HPV in this age group is poor to begin with, teens will not view this vaccine as a reason to become sexually active at an age sooner than intended. And parents who worry about the vaccine causing promiscuity should remind themselves of the two most dangerous and important factors that influence teenagers to become sexually active and engage in high-risk behaviors: peer pressure and the use of alcohol and/or drugs.

Parents who worry about their teens becoming promiscuous can also focus on a crucial method to keep them from becoming sexually active too soon: raising their awareness. Research has shown that parental guidance is one of the most important factors in delaying teenage sexual activity — teenagers who do not have involved parents are most likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. The HPV vaccine can actually help parents guide their teens’ sexual decisions by giving them a window of opportunity to talk about the topic, and to get health care providers involved in the discussion. There is no reason why parents cannot, without any hypocrisy, inform their daughters that the vaccine is not a green light for them to immediately have sex. Rather, it is a strong message that you, their parents, care about their health, and that it’s important to take proactive steps to become a healthy adult. Think of it this way: Getting a car with an airbag, traction control and anti-lock brakes means that the car is safer in the long-run, but these features aren’t a reason to drive recklessly — accidents are still possible. No matter what, the vaccine will not, cannot and should not take the place of good, solid parental guidance.

The bottom line is we as we as parents want to do what is best for our children. We all want to teach them well while they are still in our protective cocoon so that we can trust them with their own judgment when they become independent. If they always followed our best wishes, we wouldn’t need to worry about administering the vaccine at all. However, even teens with the best judgment can face peer pressure and fall victim to bad decisions or other reasons that may cause them to engage in risky sexual behavior, and this makes the case for vaccinating all the more compelling.

Finding Nutrition Plr Articles For Sale

As a webmaster myself, I know how important it is to find high quality PLR articles. PLR articles stands for, private label rights. This means once you buy the article, and then you own complete full rights to the articles and can claim yourself as the writer. Private label nutrition article are popular because it is a hot niche and they are relevantly cheap. Why are private label rights articles so cheap?

One of the reasons is because they will be sold to other buyers. Webmasters get a cheaper deal because they will be sharing the nutrition PLR articles with another buyer. But why would a website owner want to share the same articles with others? Wouldn’t there be duplicate content penalty issues? The answer is yes and no.

First, there is no such thing as a duplicate content penalty. Google only filters the duplicates and keep the original in the search engines. Even when this is done, it might take some time to find all of the duplicate content. So, in other words, there is no duplicate content. Secondly, it is okay to share content as long as the seller of these PLR nutrition articles is selling them to 500 other buyers. The best PLR packages are only sold to 10-20 buyers, that way the value of the articles will remain high.

Where are the best places to find PLR nutrition articles? For one, the nutrition niche is very hot because webmasters like to use these articles to promote their own products related to health. These products might be vitamins, supplements, health drinks or anything else related to health. You can also use these PLR articles to submit to article directories to get more traffic to your own website. This is because Google pays attention to articles with related links and keywords. So, if you sell nutrition products, then you could get a lot of traffic by submitting articles about nutrition to high page rank article directories. Most of the time, the traffic is fast and steady.

The best places to find PLR nutrition articles are in forums and private websites. This is because most of the time, the articles will be freshly written and the seller will only sell the same articles to a limited amount of buyers. Forums usually have their own content marketplaces that have many writers offering niche PLR articles in the nutrition or Health Life. How much do these PLR health articles go for? Many PLR nutrition articles can cost anything from $10-$50 a pack. It all depends on how fresh the PLR articles are and the quantity.

Some people sell article packs like 10 articles for $10. Most of the time, the grammar and spelling aren’t that great and the same article pack has been sold to thousands of buyers. Finding a writer who specializes in your niche and can offer decent articles at discounted prices is the key. PLR writers are the perfect choice to hiring a private writer, as this can get expensive. Most private writers charge $10-$50 per article.

Penis Health Benefits Of Shea Butter

If you have ever walked by the cosmetics counter of a department store or down the aisles of your local pharmacy, you have most likely seen wide range of women’s skin care products announcing shea butter as one of their ingredients. What you probably don’t know is that this cosmetic additive is not only beneficial for improving skin tone and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles in women; it has numerous applications for men’s penis health, as well. Men are increasingly turning to products containing shea butter to maintain a healthy look and feel to the skin of the penis; read on to find out how you can experience the benefits of this all-natural moisturizer, as well.

What is shea butter?

Shea butter is a fatty yellow extract from the seeds of the shea tree (also known as the karite tree), which grows wild on the savannahs of Central and West Africa. Native populations have known about the health benefits of this fatty substance for centuries, harvesting it for use not only in food preparation, but also for medicinal purposes. Shea butter is used in treating burns, scars, psoriasis, dandruff, and other uncomfortable skin conditions, as well as improving overall skin tone and texture. In addition, it has been shown to contain cinnamic acid, which protects the body from harmful UV rays.

In recent years, Westerners have come to realize the many health benefits of shea butter, and demand for this tree oil has increased exponentially due to its ability to rejuvenate cell growth, smooth and soften aging skin, and counteract environmental damage from exposure to the sun and other harmful elements.

What are some common penis conditions that can be treated using shea butter?

There are numerous common health problems that can detract from the appearance of the penis, cause soreness during and after intercourse, and affect sexual performance. The most important penis benefits of shea butter are described here.

1. Dry, cracked skin: Over time, masturbation, manual stimulation by a sexual partner or even rubbing continuously against tight-fitting clothing can form microscopic cracks in the skin of the penis. These tiny openings can allow bacteria in, leading to possible infection. Over time, chafed and cracked skin can also form callouses, toughening the skin and diminishing sensations in the penis. Shea butter softens the skin and promotes healing, leaving the penis smooth, supple, and healthy looking.

2. Red, irritated or peeling skin: Men with sensitive penile skin often experiences reddening or soreness after sexual intercourse; this can cause embarrassment as well as discomfort. Shea butter heals irritated skin and protects against further damage, helping to ensure a healthy appearance and reduce discomfort during and after sex.

3. Wrinkled -looking skin: While most of us would like to believe that looks aren’t everything, the fact is that women are often turned off by a penis that appears to be dry and wrinkled. Using a moisturizer containing shea butter can keep your penis looking supple and attractive by keeping the skin well-hydrated and minimizing the appearance of wrinkling.

Where can I find men’s products containing shea butter that provide specific penis health benefits?

The health benefits from using shea butter are significant; with the right product, you can maintain a healthy-looking penis and enjoy enhanced sensation that leads to improved sexual performance.

The penis benefits of shea butter can be most easily obtained through use of a specially-formulated penis health crème (men’s health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil), which is applied directly to the penis and absorbed into the skin for maximum effectiveness. The penis-specific vitamins, minerals, amino acids and moisturizers provide numerous penis health benefits that keep you feeling great and performing at your best.