Does the HPV Vaccination Prevent Cervical Cancer? You Decide

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hpv-facts.jpgIf you have a teenage girl in your family, chances are strong that their doctor has talked about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine called Gardasil. There have been countless ads by the pharmaceutical company who manufactures it, urging parents to take their young women in for the series of shots. Doctors everywhere recommend and even try to insist on giving this HPV vaccination in addition to the many others that most children receive.

It's purported to be a "miracle" drug that will protect girls against cervical cancer.

In 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry received public backlash after mandating the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) by executive order. He later rescinded his mandate. California passed a law in 2012 allowing 12-year-olds to receive the vaccine without parental knowledge or consent.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Merck (the company who produces Gardasil) all claim the HPV vaccination is safe for children as young as nine.

How can they possibly know? Gardasil was fast-tracked through the system meant to safeguard our health and wellbeing. It was approved and rushed to market (like many pharmaceutical drugs with horrific side effects) despite questionable results in regards to safety.

No independent studies have been done to determine if the vaccine itself causes cancer or what the long-term effects might be on those vaccinated.

As should have been expected, a shocking number of girls have had adverse reactions to receiving the HPV vaccination.