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Gardasil for boys?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

My doctor harassed me to get the Gardasil vaccine for years before I got pregnant, she even told me about how her doctor friends gave it to their sons, because it was so great. I always refused. She has since had a son, told me she will vaccinate her son (doctor patient confidentiality anyone??)... anyway...

She's now started harassing me to vaccinate my son as well, saying it will increase the protection for girls. When I told her I'm not really interested in taking a risk in my son's health for the possibility of protecting someone else's daughter from an STD, she told me I was selfish in thinking that way.

Is this really selfish? It isn't like we're talking about bonemarrow donation here. What if he chooses not to even have more than one partner throughout his life? Slim chance, I know, but I'm really having troubles agreeing to a vaccine on the premise that "he'll probably sleep with multiple women throughout his life."

post #2 of 8

Listen to your intuition. Sometimes it is better than listening to your doctor.  Too many girls - over 28,000 (and that is an estimated 1 to 10% of the HPV vaccine injured population) have reported their adverse reactions and side effects to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System).  The injured girls are experiencing seizures, severe and constant headaches and a multitude of autoimmune diseases.  And that is just for starters.  Some girls have been sick up to five and 6 years after getting vaccinated.  You can bet their parents wish they had listened to their intuition.

 

No one is sure how the vaccine is going to affect the boys.

Doctors should never push drugs on their patients.

And yet this is being done to girls and boys - and now their parents all of the time.

When did doctor's become Pharma Reps?

What has happened to informed consent?

 

Just so you know - Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit last week against the Obama Administration's Health and Human Services. HPV Vaccine Gardasil linked to serious side effects, including seizures, paralysis, blindness, speech problems, short term memory loss, Guillain-Barré Syndrome and death.

 

Read more here

post #3 of 8
Your doctor is way out of line IMO. She has shared the information with you and now needs to back off. I would ask her not to being it up again and have a note placed in your chart to remind her.
post #4 of 8

I can't seem to find the Toronto or Canadian Medical Licensing Board. I would certainly entertain the thought of reporting her to them though. It doesn't seem ethical for your doctor to do this.

post #5 of 8
That seems a little overboard to me.
post #6 of 8

I'd also find a new doctor. I could never trust working with a medical professional that treated me this way. 

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I've been looking for one for a while but unfortunately not many are accepting new patients in the area. I don't think she treats all patients this way, I think she thinks she's just being really "encouraging" because she thinks she knows best. 

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I've been looking for one for a while but unfortunately not many are accepting new patients in the area. I don't think she treats all patients this way, I think she thinks she's just being really "encouraging" because she thinks she knows best. 

yikes. And what about the next time you disagree with her about a recommendation? I hope you can find a new doc! Calling a patient selfish is not being encouraging at all!! Its rude and disrespectful. If she treated you this way id be willing to bet that she treats other patients this way when they disagree with her. 

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