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Gender gap vaccination of boys for Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Gender gap vaccination of boys for Human Papillomavirus (HPV).


  • Include one (1) nursing document from a nursing organization (i.e., ICN, CNA, CNO, RNAO, or ONA) that further articulates (directly or indirectly) nursing’s position on the assigned issue (Gender gap vaccination of boys for Human Papillomavirus (HPV)


  • Discuss the group’s advocacy plan by presenting the assigned lobbying strategy for the assigned issue (including how it will address one (1) barrier, and one (1) strategy for resolution).



Common Required Reading(s):

  1. Armstrong,P.(2019).Health,andCareinBryant,Raphael,&Rioux(Chapter13).

Additional Required Reading(s)

Media Scan article for seminar:

  1. Dehaas, J. (2016, April 21). Ontario extending free HPV vaccines to boys. CTV News. http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ontario-extending-free-hpv-vaccines-to-boys-1.2869481


  1. Thomas, T. & Snell, S. (2013). Vaccinate boys with the HPV vaccine? Really? Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 18, 165–169.
  2. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2014). RNAO letter re HPV vaccination to Minister Mathews. https://rnao.ca/policy/letters/hpv-vaccination-program
  3. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (March, 2014). RNAO urges the government of Ontario to improve Health by funding Universal access to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Program.



Issue: Gender gap vaccination of boys for Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Principle: Universality

Assigned Lobbying Strategy: Letter to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


  1. Examine the following concepts (Armstrong, 2019, chapter 13) as applied to Grant’s (2014) newspaper article and the student-selected media scan article on the same topic:
  • Gender-sensitive analysis
  • Gender-sensitive approaches for men and women
  • Gender health inequalities
  • Feminist political economy approach
  1. Discuss implications of the gender gap in research and treatment for HPV in Canada.
  2. Use a gender-sensitive analysis approach to analyze RNAO’s (2014) position on HPV.
  3. Examine the degree to which uniform terms and conditions are provided in HPV vaccinations for boys.
  4. Apply ‘course tools’ to articulate a reasoned position about what is needed to address the gender gap issue in the prevention of HPV.




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