Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common of all sexually transmitted diseases. Usually, it is pretty harmless and goes away all by itself, but sometimes it can lead to worse things like genital warts, and even cervical cancer. For a relatively benign disease on a scale of deadly diseases, it sure does have a lot controversy surrounding it, especially with regard to its common vaccine types that are part of the schedules now in the process of being made mandatory-- thanks to United Nations and Big Pharma machinations.
But, as you may have heard, the HPV vaccination (really three common vaccines) have been in the headlines a lot in recent years for unpleasant reasons, indeed.
(Dr. Joseph Mercola, courtesy of mercola.com.)
Here is an article that tells us why:
Here is a key excerpt:
"Because there are high-risk types of HPV that can potentially lead to cancer of the cervix and other body parts, many health experts are repeatedly warning the public to get an HPV vaccination. At present, there are three HPV vaccines (for females and males) approved by the FDA, which are:1,2
• Gardasil: Licensed in 2006, this HPV vaccine contains high-risk HPV types 16 and 18 that are linked to genital cancers and low-risk HPV types 6 and 11 that may cause genital warts. It’s approved for use in females and males ages 9 to 26 years old as a routine vaccination.
• Cervarix: It contains HPV types 16 and 18, and was licensed in 2009. Cervarix is approved for females ages 9 to 25 years old.
• Gardasil 9: Licensed in 2015, it contains the original Gardasil HPV types 16, 18, 6 and 11 in addition to types 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58, which are associated with cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. Gardasil 9 is approved for males and females ages 9 to 26.
But here’s the problem with the HPV vaccine: Not only is there a growing concern regarding its efficiency and protective effects, but it’s also connected with thousands of reports of dangerous health risks, including deaths — reports that were being discussed in medical journals as early as 2009."
(Missing numbers? Where's the injury data?? Where's the cancer rate?...Image courtesy of siumed.edu.)
Dr. Mercola is one of the best-educated expert on vaccination and the varying risks associated with vaccinations for a whole variety of diseases. When he speaks, you should listen. Of course, you will find a whole array of medical professionals that will tell you that the HPV vaccinations are perfectly safe. Ask them to show you the form proving that they made their own kids take this thing before getting any further into your discussion.
(Image courtesy of tennessean.com.)
Chances are their teenage daughters are not having this particularly dangerous vaccine forced on THEM. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander, and if the gander ain't talking, that's a bad sign...
Here's what even a big-pharma-friendly website has to say about the situation:
"Some strains of HPV that spread through sexual contact are known to cause cervical cancer, as well as cancers of the penis, anus, vagina, vulva, mouth, and throat. Recent research suggests that HPV might even be linked to cardiovascular disease in women.
HPV is extremely common, affecting more than half of sexually active people at some point in their lives, often in their teens and twenties. While a girl may not be sexually active now, she likely will be at some point in her life. Girls may get HPV in their teenage or young adult years, and then develop cancer years later.
It is now recommended that both girls and boys receive the HPV vaccine. The vaccine will help to protect both guys and girls from genital warts and HPV-related cancers."
It may be recommended, but again, only a minuscule number of people develop cancer, and if you are getting a pap smear on a recommended frequency, the chances of you dying from HPV-induced cancer are probably quite a bit lower than the chances of you dying from the vaccine.
(Image courtesy of healthfreedomidaho.org.)
It's your life. Do what you want with it.
Just do your daughters a favor though, and at least READ the materials on both sides of the argument before making your INFORMED decision.
NO ONE (quite yet) has the "right" to make it for you.