HPV and Gardasil and Vaccinations and Needles

OKay… time for everybody’s favorite subject

PAP TESTssssssss (cause they are never ending, stupid boys)

blah I HATE THEM. But then do you know anyone who loves them.

So the only reason I go get them is so I can have my little pill. And today the lady starts talking about HPV and Gardasil and Vaccinations and Needles.

Well she lost me at Needle so I didn’t ask any questions. I did manage to catch that it’s 3 needles in 6 months that cost about 80 bucks EACH…

So I’m wondering what do you know about HPY and Gardasil (I don’t really wanna hear about needles…) I did a little research and came up with a couple different sites

SITE 1 said this
GARDASIL is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of human papillomavirus (HPV): 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL is for girls and young women ages 9 to 26.

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL is not for women who are pregnant. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts.

GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL will not protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV.

The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for you or your daughter.

My questions are

How many types of HPV is there?
Why get a shot that only protects you from 2?

Oh and this outright says it doesn’t protect against Cervical Cancer and Warts (what’s with the warts)… so I am wondering what the point of the vaccine is???

The lady totally freaked me out…
I didn’t look up anymore sites.

Are you getting the vaccine?

♥ Namine ♥

More Comments…
Comment from Leslie
Out of the mouth of babes – at least this young woman had the sense to research Gardasil.

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.