The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that Gardasil, the vaccine given to young girls to prevent HPV infection, and the cervical cancer that can result from it, to homosexual men to combat the common types of cancer associated with their sexual activities, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
In 2008-9, the British government contracted with the manufacturers of Gardasil, Merck & Co., Inc., to vaccinate the nation’s entire population of girls.
Now the BMA wants to extend the vaccination program to homosexual men after increases in anal, throat, and penile cancer associated with “increased sexual activity.” Anal cancer alone is rising at 1-3 percent a year in most developed countries, the Independent newspaper reports.
The Dermatology and Venereology subgroup of the BMA has written to the UK’s minister for Health asking that Gardasil be offered to young homosexual men at sexual health clinics. The letter warned of an “alarming increase in anal cancer in gay men.”