While both sides purport to address this as a public health issue, the dialog to date has been remarkable free of the insanely boring cost benenefit analysis usually associated with public health issues and has instead contained the usual energy, accusations and other indicia of psychodrama that mark the reproductive rights fights and cause some large percentage of the public to tune out on vital issues. (Yes, the MSM bears responsibility for cherrypicking the most controversial and insane people. But private sampling has not yieled much rational discussion on this for me outside the realm of health professionals and policy wonks.)
I suggest below the cut that the analysis is proceeding irrationally and in the wrong direction. If we could stop thinking about sex for a minute, we could actually ask ourselves the relevant policy question: When do we mandate a vaccine or other form of medical care as a condition of sending your kid to school? Getting back to first principles discloses that the cost-benefit analysis . . . .
Your thinking about sex again aren't you?
Yes you are! You zoned out as soon as I made this about something other than a proxy reproductive rights fight! No? O.K., test for you -- what is my conclusion?