Can We Have the HPV Vaccine Without the Sexism and the Homophobia?

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Ms. Magazine
October 27, 2011 by Adina Nack ·

[Ms HPV_vaccine_for_men_and_boys] I respect that some of you are anti-vaccines–or just anti-Gardasil—but I hope that some Ms. readers will join me in cheering what I consider a better-late-than-never decision by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. It has officially recommendedthat boys and men ages 13-to-21 be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted disease HPV (human papillomavirus) to protect from anal and throat cancers.

Class action on cancer vaccine Gardasil

Naomi

Herald Sun

Australia
October 31, 2011

[Naomi] A MELBOURNE woman who suffered an auto-immune and neurological attack after being injected with the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil is leading a class action against its manufacturer.

Seven other Victorian women who are considering joining the court case against Merck say they have suffered anaphylaxis and physical breakdowns as a result of the vaccine. One has attributed a miscarriage to the injections.

Who Cursed Eve and Why? Part 1

Fall of Eve

Menstruation taboos: un-clean, un-well and un-right Thousands of years of patriarchal propaganda have made women feel un-clean, un-well and un-right about the supremely natural cycle of menstruation and fertility. Menstruation taboos, ignorance and fear still drive women’s feelings and more shockingly, the scant understanding of their own bodily functions. The blessing from the Goddess — Continue Reading …

Rape Definition Expands

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Women eNews

By WeNews staff

Saturday, October 22, 2011

[lead-stop-rape] The Uniform Crime Report Subcommittee of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services voted on Oct. 18 to expand its definition of rape, reported Ms. Oct. 19.

The Uniform Crime Report Subcommittee of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services voted on Oct. 18 to expand its definition of rape, reported Ms. Oct. 19. The vote to update the definition came after many years of lobbying by groups such as the Women’s Law Project and the recent viral “Rape is Rape” campaign started by the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. in partnership with Change.org.

12-Year-Olds To Get Gardasil Without Parents’ Consent

Corruption Chronicles
A Judicial Watch Blog

Last Updated: Fri, 10/21/2011 – 1:30pm

In a few months 12-year-olds in the nation’s most populous state can, without parental consent, get a controversial vaccine in public schools to treat a sexually transmitted disease.

Even for ultra-liberal California this may seem astounding, that children can receive any sort of non-emergency medical treatment without the approval of a guardian. As if this weren’t atrocious enough, the costly vaccine (Gardasil)—linked to dozens of deaths and thousands of debilitating side effects— will be largely financed with taxpayer dollars.

HPV Vax Available Without Parental Consent Is Most Irresponsible Decision This Gov. Made

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Cafe Mom
The Stir
Posted by Jacqueline Burt
on October 11, 2011 at 2:37 PM

[Stir photo] When it comes to teens and reproductive health, the official government stance has always been one of willful ignorance: “Teens doing what? Preposterous!Run along now and have a lollipop, that’s a good girl.”

Which is why I find the sudden federal push behind the HPV vaccine Gardasil rather suspect. (Briefly, in case you were in a coma until 5 minutes ago, Gardasil protects against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which is a leading cause of cervical cancer.) First there was the big campaign to make the vaccine mandatory for girls, an initiative that ticked off the GOP in a huge way (for all the wrong reasons, unfortunately).

Annual Cancer Screening Tests Urged Less and Less

Aetna InteliHealth

October 19, 2011

(Associated Press) — Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out Wednesday for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.

A Pap smear once every three years is the best way to detect cervical cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says. Last week, it recommended against prostate cancer screening with PSA tests, which many men get every year.

Gardasil in court: drug’s maker sued

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Courier Mail
Australia

Brigid O’Connell
From: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
October 23, 2011 12:00AM

[Gardasil shot in arm] A MELBOURNE woman who suffered an auto-immune and neurological attack after being injected with the cervical cancer drug Gardasil is leading a class action against its manufacturer.

Judicial Watch Uncovers FDA Gardasil Records Detailing 26 New Reported Deaths

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Other Adverse Reactions Include: Seizures, Paralysis, Blindness, Pancreatitis, Speech Problems and Short Term Memory Loss

Judicial Watch

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[AoA Needles] Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received new documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), detailing reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil. The adverse reaction reports detail 26 new deaths reported between September 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011 as well as incidents of seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short term memory loss and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The documents come from the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which is used by the FDA to monitor the safety of vaccines. The documents were obtained pursuant to a September 15, 2011 FOIA request for reports made from September 1, 2010 through September 15, 2011.

Hot man app reminds women to do breast cancer exams

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LA Times
Technology

September 22, 2011 | 4:00 pm

[pink ribbon] With busy lives, women often forget to do self exams for breast cancer. Well, what if a handsome fellow pops up occasionally to remind them?

That’s the basic idea behind Your Man Reminder, a new smartphone app coming next month from Canadian charity Rethink Breast Cancer to mark October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.