From Minnesota Public Radio News feature Should Minnesota mandate cancer vaccine?:
Lawmakers at the state Capitol are debating whether to require 12-year-old girls to get a vaccine that prevents some forms of cervical cancer. Supporters of the measure say the shots would protect against a sexually transmitted virus.
But critics worry the vaccine would send a mixed message about sexuality to young women, and create an economic windfall for the company that makes the drug.
What is the message? Is this about a larger issue of mandating vaccine or is it really about the sexuality aspect? Has anyone talked with their 12-year-old daughter about it? What is your perspective?
Minnesota Public Radio Interactive Producer
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