Another of those stories you can just hear the outraged Daily Mail headlines already.
The problem is the jab must be given before a girl becomes sexually active. So giving it at 12 is pretty safe to assume they haven't become sexually active. But the complaints are - "if you give them the jab, then they'll be more likely to have sex!"
Uh, right. So, are you saying the only reason some 13 year olds aren't letting their boyfriends into their knickers because they are afraid they'll get cervical cancer? Don't think so somehow.