(Though abstinence is the best prevention, it's still a good idea to take the HPV vaccine due to the chance of rape.)
Do the math on your scenario and I'm confident you'll find that risk to be less than the risk of being struck and killed by lightning.
(Actually, there's a a 0.6% chance of a woman being exposed to an STD through no fault of their own versus 0.016% of people being struck by lightning.)
Your data are from a one-sided source that combines rape with attempted rape, a misleading statistical trick (which is it, rape or not?). The same source claims that 3% of men are raped, which is absurd.
The vaccine protects against only a tiny percentage of STDs, and you haven't factored that in either. When you do an objective analysis, you'll see that the risk of being struck by lightning is higher, which is hardly a risk anyone incurs costs and risks adverse effects to avoid.
Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia 41 Comments
[1/24/2009 7:53:35 PM]
Fundie Index: 9
Submitted By: Space Helicopter