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Remember how wingnuts and conservatives objected to the HPV vaccine because they thought it might cause promiscuity? Well, a new study (hat tip: Feministing) shows that this is not the case:

Since public health officials began recommending in 2006 that young women be routinely vaccinated against HPV, many parents have hesitated over fears that doing so might give their children license to have sex. But research published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics may help ease those fears.

Looking at a sample of nearly 1,400 girls, the researchers found no evidence that those who were vaccinated beginning around age 11 went on to engage in more sexual activity than girls who were not vaccinated.

This was obvious from the start. But I know that anti–choicers won’t stop their freaking out and sexophobia.

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Comments on: "So much for the promiscuity shot" (2)

  1. I asked my students whether any of them ever thought, “After I get my HPV vaccine and don’t have to worry about cancer, I’m totally down with having lots of sex!” None had.

    Really, none of them even thought about cancern and sex. They were thinking: pregnancy, STDs, how do I feel about this person…

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