Per the BBC, routine HPV vaccinations is dramatically decreasing the number of cervical cancers later in life:
Researchers said the vaccine has nearly wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women since an immunisation programme was introduced 10 years ago.
We continue to pooh pooh that fact in the
Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to 12 years of age.
irregardles of the fact that:
Nearly 80 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with some type of HPV, a common virus transmitted through sexual contact. Every year, HPV causes approximately 34,000 cancers, including cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women; penile cancer in men; and mouth, throat, and anal cancer in women and men. The most recent version of the vaccine protects against seven of the most common types of HPV that cause cancer.
All preventable with a couple easily-timed vaccines.
Why is my country like this?
I'll hazard a guess: Because of a harebrained notion that getting a child vaccinated against a sexually-transmitted illness will make it more likely said child will have sex earlier, a patently ridiculous idea.
Plus those type of illnesses are the rightful cost of sinning anyway, ain't they? 🙄