Friday, September 21, 2007

More HPV vaccine problems

Sometimes it pays to err on the side of caution. At least if you're pregnant and you love your unborn baby:

Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormalities.

It doesn't make it clear if the babies who were harmed were allowed to be born or if they were aborted.

HPV just isn't a big risk for chaste women, and it's absurd to make it madatory for them to start assuming the risks of the HPV vaccine (as CHILDREN!) so that the women and girls whose lifestyle choices put them at risk won't feel as if they're being tarred with the promiscuous brush.


Molly Marie said...

This upsets me as well. In my school, it's mandatory for girls to get regular "check ups" every year without the parents or girls consent.

Christina Dunigan said...

I understand that it's a fine line to walk between making sure no neglected kids fall through the cracks and taking over the parental role, but the people pushing the HPV vaccines make no secret of the fact that they think that they know better than the parents -- even the most caring and devoted parents -- what's best for their kids.

Brian said...
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Brian said...

95% of Americans (including those from older generations) who have had sex have had premarital sex. With those statistics in mind, having young people vaccinated (who might feel pressured not to talk about sex and thus the need for medication) seems to be a perfectably reasonable request. Yes, I would suggest abstaining from sex, but living in denial of the facts that young people ARE having sex and that young people have always had sex will only be dangerous.

I suggest waiting to protect them and for the same reason I'd suggest protecting yourself against disease.

Christina Dunigan said...

Brian, there's a difference between 95% of adults have had premarital sex, and 95% of teens are having sex with multiple partners, thus risking HPV infection.