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Throat Cancer Foundation Petition to Scottish Parliament

Please sign our petition to the Scottish Parliament asking them to extend HPV vaccination to boys in Scotland! You DON'T need to be Scottish to sign...

PUBLIC PETITION NO. PE01477 

SIGN HERE

Deadline 3rd May

Background:

Throat Cancer Foundation is a UK based charity which is dedicated to the support of all people affected by throat cancer and works to prevent future cases of throat and oral cancers. Our work includes developing on-line and print resources for patients and carers, establishing best practice in the treatment and care for cancer patients, advocating and funding research into the treatment and prevention of throat cancers and building a network of patients, carers and medics who have a vested interest in improving services and resources for cancer patients. As part of our commitment to reducing cases of throat cancer we are campaigning to introduce gender neutral vaccination to protect all children from the Human Papillomavirus.

We believe that vaccinating females only is an inadequate approach. Gender-neutral vaccination will reduce the impact of the most dangerous strains of Human Papillomavirus, preventing a great many cases of Cervical, Oropharyngeal, Oral, Anal, Penile and Vulvar cancers. By taking action now, we can reduce needless suffering and death, as well as cutting the economic burden of treatment for cancer and genital warts. The current Human Papillomavirus vaccination programme is discriminatory and leaves too many at risk of preventable cancers. We urge immediate action Read More

Previous Action:

Throat Cancer Foundation have submitted an Early Day Motion to the House of Commons and have encouraged our supporters to write to their Westminister MP's to raise awareness of this issue. The motion was sponsored by John Robertson MP of the Labour Party. The Early Day Motion has now got 58 signatories with support coming from across the political spectrum.Our charity is, however, registered in Scotland and we wish to highlight this issue in Scotland, not just the UK Read More

 

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