WASHINGTON, February 3, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a newly-released Centre for Disease Control (CDC) report on human papilloma virus (HPV), which revealed that condoms are not reliable in preventing the spread of this infection, US President George W. Bush announced a doubling of funding for the abstinence message.
The CDC report revealed that HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted infection (STI) in America; 20,000,000 Americans currently have the infection, and new infections occur at a staggering rate of 5.5 million infections per year. The report also revealed that by age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection. HPV is responsible for 12,000 cases of invasive cervical cancer and 4000 deaths per year.
I keep waiting for Ralph Nader to protect consumers and come out and attack condom makers, possibly with a book entitled “Unsafe at any deed”, “The thin film between life and death” or “Condom Condemnation”