HPV Vaccine, Garasil, Blamed for Teen's Paralysis

“The tragic story of Gardasil vaccine is one that is playing out real time in the homes of trusting parents, who thought they were doing the right thing to try to make their daughters “one less,” and in the 21st century cyberspace forum of public opinion as well as on television.”

Barbara Loe Fisher, President and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):

The Gardasil Marketing campaign is one of egregious deception. With its catchy tune and wholesome images, mothers and Doctors who don’t take the time to do their own research are drawn into a misleading, intricately drawn lie. Merck has come up with a billion dollar fix to a non-existent problem. Cervical cancer is no longer a clear and present danger to modern teenagers with access to normal preventative health care and PAP tests. We are putting a generation of young women at risk and ‘playing dice’ with the reproductive future of our nation.  The FDA, CDC and a raft of either uncaring, or simply corrupt, political hacks are taking Merck’s money and looking the other way, while an unsafe drug and a flawed medical hypothesis are irreparably harming our girls and bankrupting public health care coffers.

While the FDA and CDC refuse to take action, well-meaning mothers are being deceived into thinking the Gardasil HPV vaccination  will protect their daughters from cervical cancer, and some of them are now wondering HOW and WHY their young child died or became suddenly paralyzed.


A month after 13 year old Jenny Tetlock was vaccinated against the HPV virus, she missed the lowest hurdle in gym class. It was the first sign of a degenerative muscle disease that 15 months later left her nearly completely paralyzed.

Her father, Philip Tetlock, a professor at UC-Berkeley, has embarked on an odyssey to find out whether the vaccine, Gardasil, is to blame.

Tetlock is not the only one concerned. The public watchdog group Judicial Watch has been periodically obtaining adverse event reports on Gardasil from the FDA. 10 deaths have been linked to Gardasil since September 2007, and there have been 140 reports so far this year of serious side effects such as miscarriage and Guillain-Barré syndrome.


A Judicial Watch Special Report: Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records June 30, 2008



Author: H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik

I started the Inconvenient Woman Blog in 2007, and am the product of a long line of inconvenient women. The matriarchal line is French-Canadian, Roman Catholic, with a very feisty Irish great-grandmother thrown in for sheer bloody mindedness. I am a research analyst and author who has made her living studying technical data, and developing articles, training materials, books and web content. Tracking through statistical data, and oblique cross-references to find the relevant connections that identifies a problem, or explains a path of action, is my passion. I love clearly delineating the magic questions of knowledge: Who, What, Why, When, Where and for How Much, Paid to Whom. My life lessons: listen carefully, question with boldness, and personally verify the answers. I look at America through the appreciative eyes of an immigrant, and an amateur historian; the popular and political culture is a ceaseless fascination. I have no impressive initials after my name. I’m merely an observer and a chronicler, an inconvenient woman who asks questions, and sometimes encourages others to look at things differently.