Yikes! An STD Vaccine for Sixth-Graders

Sometimes an ounce of prevention can cause a ton of trouble. This month Texas became the first state to require that all girls entering sixth grade receive Gardasil, a new vaccine that protects against several strains of a sexually transmitted virus that causes 70% of cervical-cancer cases. But with the controversial goal of vaccinating young virgins against STDs, the Governor bypassed the legislature by issuing an executive order. Here's a look at other Gardasil reactions.


With at least 10 states pushing for mandates like the one in Texas, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, left, joined New Hampshire last...

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