No thank you.
|I know even before they did testing for Gardasil, they were deciding if they should focus study and research on boys, or girls, and they went with girls. But in the beginning the idea was to find vaccines that would work for both genders. After Gardasil passed studies so successfully, there were doctors who were already giving it to boys, so the fact that they are making this official is not surprising.|
To be honest, I like that they are doing this. It bothered me when researchers decided to focus on girls first, because it matched the usual theme of "lets try and provide girls with medical solutions to problems, and lets just circumcision solves all those same problems in boys and not give it much thought."
This pattern can be seen with UTI's where girls (who experience this more commonly) are simply treated with antibiotics, but boys are seen to have an inherent problem with their body, and need a part cut off.
Again you can see it with HIV, women are being told to be informed about their sexual health, and to make sure they use protection. While men should just be circumcised in infancy because they cant be expected to make proper sexual health decisions for themselves as adults.
So I guess this is my bias, but I am happy with this news. Boys are being treated as patients, not as the problem itself.