Being a new parent is hard enough without the multitude of conflicting information on caring for a baby around sleeping, feeding, bathing and nurturing, to name a few. Yet, one of the most debated topics among parents centers on children's immunizations. And it’s one of the few issues where science clearly supports only one side: pro-vaccines.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States—so common that nearly every sexually active person will acquire it at some point in his or her life. When not cleared by one’s immune system, certain strains of the virus are linked to serious health issues including genital warts and numerous types of cancer.