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  • 10% of Canadian Females in ER after getting HPV Vaccine

    05/06/2016 10:32:29 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    macedoniaonline ^ | 04 May 2016
    A shocking new science study funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health and published in the VACCINE science journal has found that nearly 10 percent of Canadian females end up in emergency rooms (the "Emergency Department" in Canadian vernacular) following HPV vaccine injections. The study is entitled Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006-2014 and is also found at this source . Even more shockingly, vaccine researchers funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health declare this 10% emergency room visitation rate to be "low" and "consistent with those seen elsewhere [with vaccines]." If 100 people drink contaminated water and 10...
  • HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says

    02/22/2016 8:26:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jan Hoffman
    A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday. Even for women in their early 20s, a group with lower vaccination rates, the most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV, have still been reduced by more than a third.
  • Just how safe is the cervical cancer jab(vaccination)?

    06/01/2015 5:00:36 PM PDT · by jonatron · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/1/2015 | John Nash
    Just how safe is the cervical cancer jab? More and more families say their daughters suffered devastating side-effects from the HPV vaccine and experts are worried too Katie Green was 15 when she was given the human papillomavirus jab. Shortly after her first shot of Cervarix Katie’s arm began to swell. After the second jab she became dizzy, nauseous and generally unwell. Katie's mother thinks the jab has damaged her daughter's nervous system. These side-effects are not uncommon and are warned of in literature given with the vaccine.
  • Waukesha (WI) girl dies hours after getting HPV vaccine

    08/09/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 129 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 08 AUGUST 2014 | WISN.COM
    WAUKESHA, Wis. —As parents get their children ready to go back to school, getting them vaccinated is probably on the list. A popular shot for young girls is the HPV vaccine, but a Waukesha mother said her daughter died hours after getting the shot.
  • Expert: Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV

    04/28/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Gulf News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mahmood Saberi
    Doctor warns against misinformation on immunisationDubai: A vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in girls should also be given to boys, a gynaecologist said on Monday. Dr Britt Clausson, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Mediclinic City hospital, said that data now strongly suggests that the HPV (human papilomavirus) is also associated with cancers of male reproductive organs. The doctor said the HPV vaccine will provide immunity to both boys and girls. She said cervical cancer is certainly not low here. She said the HPV vaccine is the first ever that protects against a cancer and that in countries such as the...
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • Cancer Victim’s Friends Come to Perry’s Defense: A Rebuttal

    09/15/2011 8:26:14 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 25 replies
    KTRK ^ | September 15, 2011 | MinnMike
    Earlier today, a story was posted about a beautiful young lady inflicted with cervical cancer who tragically passed away at a frighteningly young age. A good friend of Gov. Perry. I saw this on Megan Kelly's program and do question the timing of the video release, however.
  • Opposing HPV Vaccine "Unethical" - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center President

    09/13/2011 11:03:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 216 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 13, 2011 | Reeve Hamilton
    Gov. Rick Perry's 2007 attempt to require that girls in Texas be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, has become a political hot potato. But Dr. Ronald DePinho, the new president of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, says the vaccine is not just sound but "one of the great scientific advances in the history of medicine." In last night's GOP presidential debate, Perry faced repeated criticism from other candidates for his HPV push. Michele Bachmann said it was “flat out wrong” to require that “innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through...
  • Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation”

    09/13/2011 8:09:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 374 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry imposed through executive order in Texas. This is a fair point on Perry’s record, even given his apology for pursuing the mandate through EO instead of through the legislature, and it’s not surprising that Bachmann was the candidate to first take advantage of the opening. (Mitt Romney passed a mandate on health insurance for all citizens of Massachusetts, which pretty much puts this issue out of reach for him.) However, Bachmann...
  • Rick Perry admits HPV vaccine mandate a mistake

    08/15/2011 10:49:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As Tim Pawlenty said early in the campaign, if you govern long enough, you’ll have a clunker or two on your record. The key to running for higher office is whether the candidate can acknowledge, explain, and if necessary apologize for them while maintaining credibility. Rick Perry faced that challenge in libertarian-tinged New Hampshire over a mandate he pushed to vaccinate young girls against the HPV virus, a cause of cervical cancer, a mandate that a friendly legislature overturned when Texans balked at the notion. Perry said he made a mistake, and the legislature took the right action: His third...
  • Gardasil Protects Older Women, Gay Men

    02/18/2010 7:01:51 PM PST · by cajuncow · 16 replies · 366+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-17-10 | Deborah Kotz
    Gardasil, the vaccine that protects against the cervical-cancer-causing human papilloma virus, may soon be approved for women over age 27. New clinical trial data involving more than 3,800 women ages 24 to 45 showed that the shot was nearly 90 percent effective at preventing persistent HPV infections--which are sexually transmitted--over the study's four-year duration, according to manufacturer Merck, which released the study today. (The vaccine protects against two strains of the virus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers and two strains that cause genital warts.) Merck is hoping that the Food and Drug Administration will grant the company permission...
  • Researchers blame HPV for rise in throat cancer [Veterans of swinging sixties may pay for free love]

    07/04/2008 12:17:12 PM PDT · by Gondring · 35 replies · 359+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 8, 2008 | Jeremy Manier
    FOR five gruelling months, Carol Kanga suffered through treatment for a life-threatening case of throat cancer linked to an unlikely source: a sexually transmitted viral infection. Unable to swallow food or water during chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Kanga was fed through a stomach tube. "The radiation basically burns the skin off the outside and inside of your throat," said Kanga, 52. "It's like there's a fire inside your neck." Kanga's treatment was successful, but the virus that struck her is causing increasing concern among some researchers who think it is causing a small-scale epidemic of throat cancer. That virus, scientists...
  • 14 Year Old British Girl Dies after HPV Vaccination

    09/29/2009 3:47:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,463+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/29/09 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    COVENTRY, UK, September 29, 2009 ( - Natalie Morton, a 14-year-old girl who attended the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry, died today, hours after being given Cervarix - the controversial cervical cancer vaccine manufactured for the UK market by Glaxo SmithKline.Natalie was injected with the vaccine as part of the UK National Health Service's (NHS) immunization program directed at teenage girls with the purpose of protecting them against strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted disease.The NHS started the HPV vaccination program in April last year and has recorded 2,137 reports of...
  • CDC Takes Closer Look at Gardasil and Paralysis

    03/23/2009 7:21:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 79 replies · 1,860+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 20 Mar 2009 | Deborah Kotz
    Phil Tetlock and Barbara Mellers were in a race against time to save their 15-year-old daughter, Jenny. As I reported last summer, Jenny developed a degenerative muscle disease nearly two years ago, soon after being vaccinated against the cervical-cancer-causing HPV. She became nearly completely paralyzed, though her mind was perfectly intact and she could still enjoy her pet parakeet, Hannah Montana, and Twilight. I've been E-mailing Phil regularly over the past year, and up until our last E-mail, one week ago, he had been holding out hope that they would be able to find a cure for his daughter—or to...
  • Human Life & Bioethics (FRC - Family Research Council)

    01/31/2009 6:12:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 331+ views
    FRC ^ | October 5, 2007
    Family Research Council recognizes and respects the inherent dignity of every human life from conception (whether by natural or artificial means) until death. FRC desires to help build a culture of life, holding that all human life is a gift to be treasured. The life of every human being is an intrinsic good, not something whose value is conditional upon its usefulness to others or to the state.Threats to human life include abortion, euthanasia, and many new forms of biotechnology. However, human beings need not prove their moral worth by demonstrating sentience, or self-awareness, or a certain level of cognitive...
  • HPV Vaccine Required of Immigrants, but not Citizens

    09/16/2008 2:10:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 338+ views
    FOX8 News ^ | 03 Sep 2008 | ROXANNA HAYNES
    A single dose of Gardasil costs $162, and a complete vaccination requires three doses. GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) -- In order to become a permanent, legal resident of the U.S., immigrants now must receive a vaccine that is not required of U.S. citizens. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine -- known as Gardasil -- is one of five the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently added to the required list. The vaccine works to prevent cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Ginky-Lee Torres, an immigration lawyer, questions the government's decision to impose requirements on immigrants that go...
  • Articles in Prominent Medical Journal Doubt Worth and Benefit of HPV Vaccines

    08/22/2008 12:01:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 82+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/21/08 | Tim Waggoner
    WASHINGTON, August 21, 2008 ( – The New England Journal of Medicine posted two articles this week that asked why two human papillomavirus vaccines have been so widely distributed given their unproven effectiveness and high costs.Gardasil by Merck Sharp & Dohme, which has already received tremendous criticism for the severe and fatal side-effects experienced by users, and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline were the two drugs called to question.As reported by the New York Times, Dr. Charlotte J. Haug, editor of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, whose editorial appeared in Thursday's issue of The New England Journal, said, "Despite...
  • Erin Brockovich: Gardasil (the case against Merck's HPV vaccine)

    08/07/2008 7:13:47 AM PDT · by weegee · 170 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Brockovich Report ^ | August 6, 2008 | Erin Brockovich
    We have been spending our days getting all our ducks armed for bear and in a row--all of our anti-Gardasil ducks, that is. From checking my various areas on the internet, to finding moderators to listening to the tragic and painful stories of victims of the Gardasil vaccine, it has been a very busy time for me and my team. Gardasil, as you should know by now, is an HPV vaccine sold by Merc, a vaccine with a flawed marketing campaign targeting young girls. The premise is that the vaccine will protect young girls from cervical cancer, as well as...
  • Two European Deaths Thought to Be Associated with HPV Vaccine

    01/28/2008 4:41:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 97+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/08 | Hilary White
    January 28, 2008 ( - Two women have died shortly after receiving the new vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) that is being used in massive vaccination programmes in Europe. The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) did not disclose the women's names, but has reported that the deaths occurred in Austria and Germany. The agency, which acts as the European Union drug overseer, maintains that "benefits of Gardasil continue to outweigh its risks and that no changes to its product information are necessary." An estimated 1.5 million women have already been vaccinated with the drug in Europe, the agency said."No...
  • Two Women Die After Receiving Cervical Cancer Vaccine

    01/25/2008 10:12:14 AM PST · by Froufrou · 81 replies · 633+ views
    FOX ^ | 01/2/508 | Unknown
    The death of two young women who received the cervical cancer vaccination is causing some in the U.K. to question a strategy that calls for hundreds of thousands of schoolgirls to receive the shot next fall, the Daily Mail reports. The young women who died received the vaccination, marketed under the name Gardasil, in Germany and Austria, respectively. The European Medicines Agency has not released their ages. The two deaths follow the deaths of three U.S. females, ages 12, 19 and 22, who were reported to have died days after receiving Gardasil, which protects against the human papillomavirus — believed...
  • Why Medical Authorities Cannot be Trusted on Gardasil HPV Vaccine

    12/19/2007 4:02:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 177+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/19/07 | Gwen Landolt
    Medical health authorities have repeatedly assured us that Gardasil, the vaccine injection given to young girls to allegedly prevent cervical cancer, is perfectly safe. For example, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, a group of medical specialists, endorsed the vaccine last February. The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada claims the vaccine is safe, as does Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer. The Canadian Pediatric Society and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada have also endorsed the vaccine. These medical authorities, however, are puzzled and also indignant that the use of this vaccine still remains controversial,...
  • Support for HPV Vaccine Gardasil Helps Planned Parenthood Says LDI President

    10/20/2007 11:12:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 91+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/18/07 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2007 ( – Gardasil, Merck’s questionable new vaccine against cervical cancer is expected to rake in at least a billion dollars in profits from sales, which will leave the pharmaceutical giant with more cash to donate to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.Merck has a long history of supporting abortion and Gardasil profits could turn into a financial boost for Planned Parenthood, especially as US states and Canadian provinces begin either to encourage or require HPV vaccination for girls as young as 9. “You’re going to increase their profits, which mean it’s going to increase the amount...
  • US Death Toll Associated with HPV Vaccine Jumps to 11 with 3779 Adverse Reactions Reported

    10/05/2007 2:46:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 2,698+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/07 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2007 ( - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, yesterday released new documents obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, detailing a total of as many as eleven deaths related to Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil.  Those deaths resulted between June 8, 2006 - when the vaccine received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - and August 2007 when the latest data was available. The adverse reports coming from the HPV vaccine are increasing daily at...
  • Check Online Yourself - HPV Vaccine Now Associated with 7 Deaths, 3000+ Adverse Reports

    09/28/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 111 replies · 174+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/28/07 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, September 28, 2007 ( - An online database, freely available to the public, allows one to search for reported adverse effects from vaccines.  The database covering data for the United States includes the controversial Merck HPV vaccine Gardasil, identified as "HPV4" in the database. The US Government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database indicates that there have been 7 deaths associated with administration of Gardasil.  Age is listed for four of the girls who died at: 11, 12, 15 and 19. VAERS lists 3,137 reported adverse effects stemming from Gardasil.  The database is voluntary and thus is unlikely...
  • Deaths Associated with HPV Vaccine Start Rolling In, Over 3500 Adverse Affects Reported

    09/20/2007 4:02:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 157 replies · 353+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/20/07 | John-Henry Westen
    TORONTO, September 20, 2007 ( - As Canada, in large part due to aggressive behind the scenes lobbying, rolls out the not-comprehensively-tested Merck HPV vaccine for girls as young as nine, a look at developments on the vaccine south of the border should cause Canadians serious concern.  In the United States a similar lobby campaign by the same company launched the mass HPV vaccination of girls beginning in June last year.  In just little over a year, the HPV vaccine have been associated with at least five deaths, not to mention thousands of reports of adverse effects, hundreds deemed...
  • Ontario Bishops Warns Catholic Trustees Against HPV Vaccine - Second Board Delays Vaccination ...

    09/15/2007 8:23:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 211+ views ^ | September 14, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Ontario Bishops Warns Catholic Trustees Against HPV Vaccine - Second Board Delays Vaccination Program Halton District School Board to vote Tuesdya on motion opposing HPV vaccination  By John-Henry WestenBURLINGTON, September 14, 2007 ( - In a September 13 letter to Catholic trustees and parents in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), Hamilton Bishop Anthony Tonnos has warned against the introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.  The letter, sent with his signature, was drafted at a September 10 meeting of the Ontario Bishops Conference following a request from Catholic school boards.By order of the Ontario Liberal Government, the vaccines...
  • Campaign to impeach Gov. Perry launched online

    08/20/2007 5:42:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 842+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 17, 2007 | R. G. Ratcliffe
    AUSTIN — A political activist dedicated to independent candidates and third-party tickets has launched a new Internet site dedicated to impeaching Gov. Rick Perry. Linda Curtis, founder of Independent Texans, launched the site to call on the Legislature to draft articles of impeachment against Perry in 2009. Curtis noted that Texas does not have the right of recall, so petitioning the Legislature to impeach the governor is the only answer when citizens are unhappy. When asked about the new Impeach Perry Web site, Perry spokesman Robert Black responded by saying: "Free speech is a wonderful thing." Curtis said the two...
  • New risks discovered for HPV (under fingernails)

    08/01/2007 11:01:53 AM PDT · by mngran · 108 replies · 3,222+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 31, 2007 | Tom Paulson
    Controversy continues to plague efforts to protect young women against cervical cancer by vaccinating them against HPV, the human papillomavirus, but one leading scientist's discovery could throw a monkey wrench into the debate. "We found HPV under the fingernails of young men," said Dr. Laura Koutsky, a University of Washington epidemiologist. Koutsky led some of the pioneering research and clinical trials that resulted in an HPV vaccine, Merck's Gardasil, recently approved for use in girls and young women. The reason her fingernail finding is a potential bombshell has to do with why the vaccine is controversial. HPV, which is the...
  • Amendment Keeps Taxpayers from Funding Mandatory HPV Vaccines

    07/22/2007 11:12:08 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 41 replies · 879+ views ^ | 7-19-2007
    Amendment Keeps Taxpayers from Funding Mandatory HPV Vaccines The U.S. House passed an amendment Wednesday that will keep the government from funding mandatory vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV).Republican Reps. Phil Gingrey of Georgia and Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced the amendment following efforts across the country to require young girls to receive the vaccine to attend school. Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine protects against the four most common strains of HPV, a sexually transmitted infection. Focus on the Family Action supports widespread availability of the vaccine, but holds that parents should make the decision of whether their daughters are...
  • None dare call it a conspiracy [Gardasil, Planned Parenthood]

    06/24/2007 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 8 replies · 1,120+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | May-June 2007 | Jim Sedlak
    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that no one is out to get you. With these words, I will relate a story about what is going on in the United States regarding those who wish to control the lives of our young people and the future generations of our nation... In 1985, Planned Parenthood people were among the participants in an exercise that produced a document called Inventing the Future: Alternatives to Adolescent Pregnancy. The document was the result of creative thinking on the part of the participants on how they would want things to operate in the future. It...
  • Gardasil has booth in WalMart

    06/23/2007 11:27:29 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 295 replies · 5,329+ views
    Self | June 23, 2007 | DJMacWoW
    Hubby went to WalMart in Pennsylvania today. At the main entrance is a Gardasil booth handing out pamphlets. There was a line of parents so Hubby started a rant. He asked the woman why not just teach your daughters to keep their knickers on? Her answer was because they won't. Hubby responded that our daughter is in her 20's and still a virgin. She responded that daughters lie. He offered to let our "female tiger" talk to her. At that point the woman asked if he was on his cellphone. He said "Yes" And how about this not being tested...
  • Girls to get sex virus vaccine [throughout Europe]

    06/18/2007 11:36:00 AM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 49 replies · 1,022+ views
    Times Online ^ | June 17, 2007 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    GIRLS aged 12 are to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer under plans to be approved this week by a government committee. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is expected to recommend that all girls should be given the jab in the first year of secondary school to protect them against the human papilloma virus (HPV). The committee, which comprises senior health specialists, is also expected to recommend a catchup campaign to vaccinate all girls aged 12-16. The final decision about who will receive the vaccine, which costs more than Ł300 for a series...
  • Merck's [HPV] vaccine tied to 3 deaths [Company lobbied states for shots to be required]

    05/26/2007 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies · 1,913+ views
    WND ^ | 05.24.07 | Bob Unruh
    At least three deaths and more than 1,600 adverse reactions including spontaneous abortion and paralysis have been connected to Merck & Co.'s new vaccine for the human papilloma virus, a treatment the company has lobbied state lawmakers to make mandatory for young girls across the nation. The report comes from Judicial Watch, the Washington-based public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.   "The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors," said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. "Any state or local government now beset by Merck's lobbying campaigns to mandate this HPV vaccine...
  • Giving girls the wrong message (HPV Vaccine)

    04/14/2007 11:25:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies · 815+ views ^ | 4/13/07 | Graham Leo
    An Australian principal objects to being press-ganged into a scheme to vaccinate schoolgirls against the HPV virus. In the early 1990s an Australian medical research team headed by Dr Ian Frazer at the University of Queensland made an amazing breakthrough in the fight against cancer. Dr Frazer's team created a vaccine for one of the most aggressive cancers amongst women. We are now all familiar with it as Gardasil, the name given it by Merck, the drug company behind the project. Final trials of Gardasil show it to be 100 per cent effective against the most common strains of human...
  • More Than a Quarter of Women Infected With HPV: Study

    02/27/2007 8:53:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,854+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | BETH M. WICKLUND, M.D.
    ABC News Medical Unit HPV Is the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease, New Research Suggests More than a quarter of teenage girls and women in the United States may have a common sexually transmitted virus. And most may not even know they have it. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which looked at nearly 2,000 women and girls aged 14 to 59 years, showed 27 percent overall were infected with one or more strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), making it the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. The research also...
  • Documents Show Merck Donated To Texas Lawmakers

    02/22/2007 12:06:14 PM PST · by ellery · 18 replies · 675+ views
    AP via Keye TV ^ | Feb 22, 2007
    Cervical Cancer Vaccine Maker Had Been Pushing For Mandate (AP) AUSTIN, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's chief of staff met with key aides about a new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer on the same day its manufacturer donated money to his campaign, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Texas became the first state to require the vaccine against human papillomavirus earlier this month when Perry issued an executive order requiring it for girls entering sixth grade. Lawmakers are considering overriding the measure. A calendar for chief of staff Deirdre Delisi obtained under Texas' open records laws shows she met with...
  • Jill Stanek: Why not mandate condoms for boys?

    02/21/2007 3:49:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 985+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/21/07 | Jill Stanek
    It doesn't seem fair that legislators are focusing solely on adolescent girls to try to slow the spread the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus. HPV causes cervical cancer, and a new vaccine will stop the growth of the two strains of HPV (of over 100 total) responsible for 70 percent of that cancer. Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation faster than sperm swims mandating that 11- and 12-year-old girls be injected with the three-dose HPV vaccination regimen (well, maybe six, or more, since the vaccine has only been proven to last four years). This legislative thrust comes at the...
  • Mandating Gardasil: A Gross Infringement On Parental Rights

    02/09/2007 11:44:19 AM PST · by Froufrou · 195 replies · 2,091+ views ^ | 02/09/07 | Unknown
    Children of God for Life is urging West Virginia lawmakers to scrap HB 2835 mandating Merck's new Gardasil HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine. Following last week' hotly debated Executive Order by Governor Perry to mandate Gardasil in Texas, West Virginia is the latest of at least two dozen states proposing to add the controversial vaccine as a requirement for school attendance. However, unlike Texas and 48 other states including DC, which have laws allowing parents to opt-out, WVA and Mississippi are the only two States that do not provide religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccines. "It is utterly disgraceful that...
  • HPV Vaccine Mandates Risky and Expensive (Vaccine Safety Group Finds Serious Reactions, High Costs)

    02/06/2007 8:58:03 PM PST · by Marie · 153 replies · 2,121+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Feb 1, 2007 | Unknown
    ~snip~since the CDC's July 2006 universal use recommendation for all young girls, NVIC found reports of loss of consciousness, seizures, joint pain and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In a separate evaluation of costs for young girls being vaccinated in private pediatrician offices, NVIC discovered that parents living in the Washington, D.C. area will be paying between $500 and $900 to have their daughters receive three doses of GARDASIL."GARDASIL safety appears to have been studied in fewer than 2,000 girls aged 9 to 15 years pre-licensure clinical trials and it is unclear how long they were followed up. VAERS is now receiving reports...
  • Texas Girls Will Get HPV Vaccine

    02/05/2007 7:13:36 AM PST · by Froufrou · 316 replies · 3,474+ views
    News Observer ^ | 02/03/07 | Liz Austin Peterson
    Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. By using an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and parents-rights groups who fear such a requirement would seem to condone premarital sex and interfere with the way Texans raise their children. Beginning in September 2008, girls entering the sixth grade -- meaning, generally, girls ages 11 and 12 -- will have to receive Gardasil, Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of...
  • Drug Conglomerate funds campaign to impose Mandatory HPV Vaccine on Young Girls

    02/02/2007 3:01:03 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,782+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    UNITED STATES, February 2, 2007 ( - A nation-wide campaign to introduce mandatory vaccination against the sexually-transmitted Human Papilloma Virus for girls as young as nine is being funded by the drug company that produced the vaccine. Gardasil, the highly-publicized vaccine recently developed to prevent HPV infections in sexually active young women, has been aggressively marketed in the US as a protection against the disease responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancer. HPV is contracted through sexual activity, with sexually promiscuous behavior greatly increasing the likelihood of infection. The massive drug company Merck and Co. developed the vaccine. Merck...
  • Morals, not a vaccine, needed in middle school

    01/20/2007 12:54:51 PM PST · by wagglebee · 87 replies · 1,683+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 1/20/07 | Kerry Dougherty
    Let's walk through a medical minefield together. Merck & Co., a major drug manufacturer, has developed a vaccine called Gardasil that protects against some forms of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. Another pharmaceutical company is nearly ready to market something similar. Good. Experts claim HPV vaccines can protect women against cervical cancer. Terrific. For the vaccine to work, it should be administered before a woman becomes sexually active. Logical. So, health professionals recommend that girls as young as 11 receive the shots. Troubling. There's only one conclusion to be drawn by this tender age limit: more than a few girls...