Since 2006, in effort to protect against cervical cancer, public health officials have been actively supporting young women to receive the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. However, despite the recent approval of boys and men for vaccination, health officials and doctors have pushed with little urgency. Gardasil shots still remain heavily associated with females. The article addresses this disparity among men and women, and works to educate the public that the HPV virus is prevalent among both sexes. Despite the common stereotype that Gardasil is a women’s Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
ccination, the shots will work to protect men from certain cancers of the anus and penis, just as it protects against cervical ... More »
For the past five years, young women have been highly encouraged to receive the Gardasil vaccine, in effort to prevent cervical cancer, which can be caused by HPV. However, despite the recent approval of boys and men for vaccination, health officials and doctors have pushed with little urgency. Although less prevalent than cervical cancer in women, the vaccine can help protect against certain cancers of the anus and penis. Thus, the article touches heavily on the "gender fault line," ... More »
This article discusses the use of the Gardasil/HPV vaccine on men, to promote the prevention of genital warts and further reduce chances of contracting cancers of the anus and penis. The article mentions gender disparities in the marketing of the product: it was pushed at women very urgently a few years ago, but the men were ignored in the cycle of HPV at the time, and even now, the vaccine isn't being as urgently or forcefully pushed towards men, despite the fact that "the vaccine ... More »
I would have liked to hear from a male subject's comment on this issue.
Since it was approved by the FDa in 2006, the HPV vaccine has been primarily marketed to women. As Dr. Giuliano in the article explains, this is mainly because studies on the human papillomavirus focused on cervical cancer occurrence. Currently however, HPV has also been linked to genital warts (which is sexually transmitted) and cancer of the penis and anus. In fact, vaccination for HPV has been approved for men since 2009.
This article and the topic it discusses definitely ... More »
Gender is the fault line addressed in this article. Gender is a fault line in that researchers are finding that men can help in the prevention of HPV in not only women, but in themselves as well. “An estimated 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. Symptoms are rare, however, so most people have the virus—and pass it on—without realizing it.” I found this article to be very influential in that it addresses the whole prevention cycle with men as a vital component. This article was interesting as well, as it did not comment on homosexuality. It did not talk about the effects of HPV on homosexual men or single out homosexuality.
In terms of framing, the responsibility of health definitely falls equally with individual and public health officials or structural frame in this story. It remarks on the fact that originally public health officials pushed for women to be vaccinated in an effort to prevent cervical cancer in 2006 but since its approval for men in 2009, we have barely heard about it. It brings up the question why it has not been more pushed and advertised for men to get it too if they are such an important part of they cycle that can prevent or further HPV or any sexually transmitted Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
The article does a good job of providing this background and the how this vaccine is given and ... More »
This mainstream article calls attention to a vaccine that has previously only been for women. It is well written if not conclusive or decisive. Its main purpose seems to be to just inform of the history, benefits, and results so far or the HPV vaccine in men and women. It gives a good picture of what the future could possible be if men were more knowledgeable and open to this vaccine but it does not really do a good job of pushing the conversation upstream to why it has no been ... More »