The policy focused on the HPV vaccination program against Human Papilloma Virus in Mexico: ethics aspects

  • Kirvis Janneth Torres-Poveda Dirección de Infecciones Crónicas y Cáncer, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Silvia Magali Cuadra-Hernández Centro de Investigaciones sobre Sistemas de Salud, INSP, Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Julieta Ivone Castro-Romero Dirección de Infecciones Crónicas y Cáncer, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Vicente Madrid-Marina Dirección de Infecciones Crónicas y Cáncer, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), Cuernavaca, Morelos

Abstract

This article raises an ethical analysis of issues related to the introduction of new vaccines against Human Papillomavirus in Mexico, whose distribution policy attend to equity more than equality, and has as fundamental axes to cover the most vulnerable people and the lowest cost possible, i.e. serving the principles of distributive justice. The initial scheme of vaccination against this virus in Mexico has been focused on the most marginalized female population, which focuses on indigenous women. Distribution strategies for new vaccines must take into account the specific characteristics that develop these groups and analyze the ethical implications that such measures will involve; without this public health policy could increase health inequalities.
Keywords Mexico’s vaccination policy, HPV vaccine, ethical issues, inequities and inequalities in health, distributive justice, focalized policy
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Torres-Poveda, K., Cuadra-Hernández, S., Castro-Romero, J., & Madrid-Marina, V. (2011). The policy focused on the HPV vaccination program against Human Papilloma Virus in Mexico: ethics aspects. Acta Bioethica, 17(1). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/15682/16153
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2011-08-23