The current debate on the HPV vaccine is driving me crazy. The mandated vaccines, the cost, the lack of insurance coverage, but that isn't why I'm writing about it. What irritates me is that once again the burden of protection is placed on women and girls, with no treatment for men -- the carriers.
I keep remembering an Ann Lander column from 1987 or so, when someone wrote in and excitedly described a new method of birth control: a robot IUD that could zap sperm coming into a woman's uterus! Amazing! Space-age technology inside our bodies! Ann Landers's reply? She'll be more excited when they come up with something similar for men.