The Dangers of Gardasil

Dr. Mercola’s Health Blog

Posted by: jediballer July 24, 2009

” Since HPV is sexually transmitted, it is nearly 100 percent preventable by modifying lifestyle habits.”

If you’re thinking of getting a shot of Gardasil to protect yourself and your daughter from cervical cancer, you better think twice because this vaccine may turn out to be one of the worst things you can do to your health!

Cervical cancer affects about 13,000 women in the United States each year, killing around 4,000. Around the world, almost half a million contract the cancer, resulting in some 225,000 deaths.

The sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) has been blamed for causing most cervical cancer cases. The Gardasil vaccine, which is recommended for women and girls as young as 12 years, was approved without a hitch by the FDA in 2006 to help fight the disease, even though it was only tested on about 1,000 girls.

Gardasil contains genetically-engineered virus-like protein particles and aluminum, which affect the immune system. However, the vaccine’s mechanism of protection is unknown and it has not been evaluated for the potential to be carcinogenic nor tested for possible toxicity to the genes.

By the summer of 2009, Gardasil had already caused more than 15,000 thousand reports of adverse vaccine reactions, injuring more than 3,000 and killing 48, with 14 deaths claiming girls under the age of 16.

Known Gardasil side effects include:

  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Pain and extreme fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Rashes
  • Other health problems

Do Women Even Need an HPV Vaccine?

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association on the prevalence of HPV infection among American women suggests that cervical cancer is not the dangerous disease that the media and pharmaceutical companies are portraying it to be and showed that:

  • Just 2 percent of the patients in the study were infected by HPV strains that greatly increase their risk of cervical cancer.
  • About 3 percent were infected with the types of HPV that Gardasil was developed to prevent.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.