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HPV bill passed by Gov. Brown admirable but ineffective
Daily Sundial

A new bill passed by Gov. Jerry Brown permits girls ages 12 to 18 to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine without parental consent. The vaccine is administered in three shots over the course of six months and wards against certain strains of HPV and cervical cancer.

While the idea at the heart of the law is admirable, its execution is lacking.