|Are you considering Gardasil for your son or daughter?|
Obviously, after what happened to my dad, it is no secret that I loathe vaccines. Still, all of my children have been vaccinated against harmful childhood diseases. If you have questions about whether or not to vaccinate your children, please check out What You Should Know Before Giving Your Child a Vaccination or Getting One Yourself for more information. Today, though, I want to talk a little bit about the HPV vaccine known by the name of Gardasil here in the US. I didn't think I could hate the HPV vaccine any more, but now that they are offering it to boys, I think I might be mustering up a bit more loathing for this vaccine.
"Story at-a-glanceThe HPV Gardasil vaccine may be safe for the majority of consumers, but believe me when I say your daughter or son could end up living in the minority. Check out the young girls below who now live with the knowledge that they are a part of a very unlucky group of the minority.
- The HPV vaccine is NOT harmless like it is being promoted and has not been proven to actually prevent cervical cancer
- The HPV vaccine only protects against TWO strains of HPV associated with cancer but there are MORE THAN 100 different strains of HPV in all.
- Dr. Diane Harper, one of the lead researchers for Gardasil blew the whistle on the vaccine, saying the available data suggests the HPV vaccine's protective effects do not last beyond five years.
- The VAERS database continues to swell with reports of autoimmune disorders contracted after receiving the HPV vaccine. These side effects now include 137 reports of cervical dysplasia, and 41 reports of cervical cancer.
- HPV infection clears up on its own within two years in 90 percent of all cases. It rarely leads to cervical cancer unless the infection becomes chronic and leads to cervical changes that remain untreated. Routine pap smear testing can identify chronic HPV infection and may provide greater protection against development of cervical cancer than reliance on an HPV vaccine that has not been adequately proven to be safe or effective." - Mercola.com
A few years ago, my husband was very unhappy that I would not allow my then 9 and 12 year old daughters to receive the HPV Gardasil vaccine. In the last few years though, he has done a bit of research and his current stance is that when they are old enough to make the decision themselves, they can do the research and decide what to do. My 14 year old already says she will not be taking it.
For an in-depth look at the HPV vaccine risk vs. benefit profile, please visit Dr. Mercola's site. He is one physician who is not afraid to speak the truth.