Title

Lowering the Age of Consent: Pushing Back Against the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Publication Title

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Abstract

This Article examines how the law, despite legislative intent, has accomodated the anti-vaccination movement. It elaborates on the harms resulting from the law's deference to vaccine opposition, situating the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine within the broader anti-vaccine movement and discussing how the opposition has influenced vaccine acceptance and uptake. Ultimately, the Article urges an alternative legislative approach through lowering the age of consent for the HPV and similar vaccines.

Comments

External Links

Westlaw

Lexis Advance

SSRN

HeinOnline

Recommended Citation

Allison M. Whelan, Lowering the Age of Consent: Pushing Back Against the Anti-Vaccine Movement, 44 J.L. Med. & Ethics 462 (2016).

Volume

44

Issue

3

First Page

462

Last Page

472

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