Honestly, all the hype about the dangers of Gardasil makes me nervous. It's actually really reassuring to come across stuff like this and see that so much of what the anti-gardasil people put forth as evidence is just bunk. Seeing reports of numbers of Gardasil deaths also used to make me nervous until I actually looked thruogh VAERS (generally listed as the source) and saw how many had obvious causes that were not Gardasil or were cases of "I read in a magazine" or people reporting incidences that they had seen referred to online or some other worse-than-third hand way. It was like a big sigh of relief. And yet, so many people cite these death numbers as if they were without a question all caused by the vaccine when some of hem may not even have happened in the case of "I read on an internet forum that a girl died after Gardasil" Knowledge is power, I guess. Also this discussion is rather relevant to me as I just sent the consent forms back to school with my daughter today.
Originally Posted by MaggieLC
Very sad. I have no idea if that vaccine causes this awful side effect. I just know that I have not and will not give the vaccine to my daughters. It's too iffy, it doesn't immunize for all forms of HPV and even those that it does, there's a huge chance that your DD won't get immunity anyway.
I don't see the point.
Many form of HPV are harmless. Why would they invest resources into creating a vaccine against them? The strains that they do vaccinate for include the two that are responsible for causing nearly all cases of cervical cancer and two common ones that cause genital warts.
There is a chance that it won't be effective, but a huge chance? Based on what?
Originally Posted by Taximom5
Did you not read the study?
CONCLUSION: "We documented here the evidence of the potential of the HPV vaccine to trigger a life-disabling autoimmune condition. The increasing number of similar reports of post HPV vaccine-linked autoimmunity and the uncertainty of long-term clinical benefits of HPV vaccination are a matter of public health that warrants further rigorous inquiry."
How does three instances of women who had gardasil developing ovarian failure show that gardasil causes it?
While premature ovarian failure isn't that common, it certainly happens, and it happened to women in my generation (prior to the development of Gardasil). In the vast majority of cases, there was never a cause found Unless there is some reason to expect Gardasil to prevent premature ovarian failure, then it shouldn't be a shock at all to know that it happens on occasion to women who have been vaccinated with Gardasil just as it does to women who haven't.
Is it possible that gardasil causes this? Well, sure. Is it possible that yoga classes and the positions girls get into and stay in for prolonged periods causes it? Well, guess we can't rule that out either, and I'm sure if you did a survey of women who suffered from premature ovarian failure with no known cause you could find at least a few who had never been vaccinated with gardasil but had stared taking yoga classes no long before noticing symptoms. However, there is no reason to believe that either of these things actually caused premature ovarian failure.
Where is the evidence showing a increase in premature ovarian failure following the introduction of Gardasil? Where is the evidence showing that girls vaccinated with Gardasil are more likely to suffer from premature ovarian failure than girls who have not?
This "study" is so weak it's utterly ridiculous.