Left Out: Why Is It So Hard for Older Women to Get the HPV Vaccine?

June 2012    The Atlantic

Late last summer, presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann propelled the HPV vaccine into the headlines as they sparred over requiring the shot for adolescent girls. Their tussle revived battles between public health advocates and abstinence-until-marriage evangelists over whether it was a potentially life-saving medical precaution or an invitation to promiscuity.

Meanwhile, I had a completely different thought: Hey, what about me?

Continued at TheAtlantic.com

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