Let's Talk About Talking About HPV
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Dr.Paul Offit asked: "How do we separate "the sex talk" from the first dose of HPV vaccine?" The professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about why HPV vaccination rates are so low despite the risk of dangerous cancers and what doctors can do about it. Plus: what it means that New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has announced that she has HPV.