by Jacqueline Langwith

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The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This volume examines the human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer, including overview information; an examination of controversies about the HPV vaccine and the best way to prevent HPV; and personal narratives from those affected b; Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763553
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding HPV

1 An Overview of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Warren Maltzman Rebecca J. Frey 15

2 HPV Transmission Rates Among Heterosexual Couples Sarah C.P. Williams 26

3 Many Treatments Exist for Genital Warts Caused by HPV: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 32

4 HPV Is Linked to an Increase in Head and Neck Cancers Jo Ciavaglia 38

Chapter 2 Controversies Concerning HPV

1 The HPV Vaccine Is Safe and Effective: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 44

2 The HPV Vaccine Is Not Safe or Effective Josh Axe 50

3 The Government Should Mandate the HPV Vaccine Amanda Marcotte 57

4 The Government Should Not Mandate the HPV Vaccine Denise Hunnell 62

5 Boys Should Be Vaccinated for HPV Amy Davidson 67

6 Boys Should Not Receive the HPV Vaccine Jeanne Lenzer 71

7 The HPV Vaccine May Make Teens More Promiscuous John F. Brehany Maricela P. Moffitt 78

8 The HPV Vaccine Does Not Promote Teen Promiscuity Christopher Wanjek 84

9 Abstinence-Only Programs Are the Best Way to Prevent Disease and Other Problems: American College of Pediatricians 89

10 Abstinence-Only Programs Are Ineffective at Preventing Disease and Other Problems: Advocates for Youth 98

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 A Young Woman Survives HPV and Cancer Joslyn 109

2 A Grandmother Wants Her Grandchildren to Get the HPV Vaccination Susie Wilson 112

3 Men Can Get HPV, Too: "SADD" 117

Glossary 120

Chronology 124

Organizations to Contact 126

For Further Reading 131

Index 134

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