Governor Jerry Brown is considering Assembly Bill 499, which would allow minors to receive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental consent. Those services could include receiving vaccinations against the HPV virus, which has been associated with cervical cancer. We discuss the bill’s pros and cons.
Tonya Chaffee, associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF
Bill May, chairman of Catholics for the Common Good
Toni Atkins, California assemblymember and author of AB 499