The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Where are the Women? Where are the Men? Where is the Money?
Source of Publication
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Indiana University Press
Place of Publication
Should the HPV vaccine be mandatory for young women? Many proponents
of mandatory vaccinations argue that it is good for women. Yet feminists have
reason to be concerned. A partial list of reasons that are cause for skepticism
include the following: (1) the fact that there are large expenses associated with
the vaccination, which could lead to some serious conflicts of interest; (2) the
fact that men carry this virus, yet there is no push to vaccinate them; and (3)
the fact that it is not clear that the vaccine has been sufficiently tested to ensure
women’s safety. This paper will examine legislation to make the HPV vaccine
mandatory and will discuss the implications that surround it.
Jennifer P. Caseldine-Bracht (2011).
The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Where are the Women? Where are the Men? Where is the Money?. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.3 (Number 1), 99-112. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.