A bill was signed into law by Gov Jerry Brown which states that girls from California as young as 12 without parental consent can receive the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine without the consent of their parents. Next year in January the law will get implemented.
Brown said, "It's always a close question as to what we might allow. But we do that with other reproductive kinds of issues, and I felt this one was similar to what we've done before."
Girls as young as nine years and as old as 26 years will get the HPV vaccination from brands Gardasil and Ceravix. In the US alone, the vaccine is taken by about 12,000 women and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that all these vaccinations are related to HPV. Many strains of cancer can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
Due to this a lot of criticism came in from conservative groups about the new law that was sponsored by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and several other state health agencies.
The taxpayer might have to pay dollars due to the law and that is why Karen England of Capitol Resources Institute criticized it.
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