Risk, choice and the ‘girl vaccine’: Unpacking human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation

@inproceedings{Mishra2012RiskCA,
  title={Risk, choice and the ‘girl vaccine’: Unpacking human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation},
  author={Amrita Mishra and Janice Elizabeth Graham},
  year={2012}
}
The marketing of Gardasil® and Cervarix™ vaccines for the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) targeted pre-sexual girls and cervical cancer, representing young women as practicing ‘decision autonomy’ in acquiring the ‘facts‘ about HPV and cancer. We challenge this overly simple explanatory model of vaccine choice. Through interviews with vaccine scientists and public health nurses in Canada, we illustrate the clinical, political and practical complexities of introducing a new and… CONTINUE READING

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