Thursday, March 1, 2007

STD free's the way to be!

I do not have Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV or strep. The strep is not an STD - but it would have been interesting to get those cultures mixed up...

The Dr. gave me the print out test results in case I wanted to frame them. I bought myself Dunkin Donuts to celebrate.

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I'm quoted in the NU News about Roe v. Wade. It's an ok article, an unimpressive (but true) quote. Biggest qualm: what's with the confusion about EC and viability??? TOTALLY different things. I think she's using 'viability' to mean when life begins. Viability means "capable of living". VERY different things. For instance viability has nothing to do with a supposed "soul".

There are some other articles; one on Birth Control which basically says that women don't have enough education on how to most effectively take their pills. I can't imagine why with all the abstinence only curriculum Bush is cramming down school kid throats. (Which is why NSC is a member of the CARE for Youth coalition).

The other on Gardasil which you've heard me spew about before BUT I do want to highlight their expert's quote "First and foremost, the vaccine is to stop cancer, even if women do abstain from having sex, they can still get cervical cancer." - Dr. Gary Hall, medical director of University Health and Counseling Services. Yes abstinent women get cancer BUT Gardasil prevents an STD. It will only prevent cancer by first preventing an STD - which by definition requires sexual activity. Women who aren't having sex are not safer from having gotten the vaccine - they're still going to get cervical cancer.

Newsflash for those who think STDs are punishments for sex: People not having sex get cancer too. Shocking.

2 comments:

Bubbles said...

They have vaccines for CANCER now!? Sweet!!

Kate's dad said...

You wrote: "... I do want to highlight their expert's quote "First and foremost, the vaccine is to stop cancer, even if women do abstain from having sex, they can still get cervical cancer." - Dr. Gary Hall, medical director of University Health and Counseling Services. Yes abstinent women get cancer BUT Gardasil prevents an STD. It will only prevent cancer by first preventing an STD - which by definition requires sexual activity... "

I just want to point out that Gardasil would probably have been a good preventative measure for the Virgin Mary. If Magic Baby Jesus Power can make you pregnant, it can also probably cause STD's.