Inside the Mind of a Teenage Girl


sunnyday123 ([info]sunnyday123) wrote,
@ 20090428 18:42:00

I got my second shot of Gardasil today. I figured it can’t hurt and I am a proponent of getting vaccinated for anything that could affect me like the flu.

My insurance actually does technically pay for it, although the deductible won’t be met. But my retarded nurse practitioner fake doctor initially believed she should not give it to me because I was over 24 or 25, whatever the FDA approved it to. I told her the research indicated that it is effective for women in their late twenties and thirties. She had to check with the other doctors and of course had to give it to me because she was wrong. Most family doctors like her are useless idiots who can’t think for themselves.

Really I doubt I will ever come in contact with the HPV strain that causes cervical cancer when I am sexually active again. I am pretty careful and do not have a desire to have lots of partners. But one should always plan ahead because you never know. HPV is not detectable in blood work so is not detectable in STD tests.

People probably think I am way too paranoid. It seems like all of my friends are way less paranoid than me when it comes to sleeping around. Most will fuck guys without condoms without worry. Unless he is my boyfriend and I know his past and he has maybe been tested, how can I feel OK about that? I must not be a very fun girl or perhaps I am just not a stupid one. I couldn’t relax and have decent sex if I was in some of the situations like some of my friends put themselves in. And I am not even thinking about the potential pregnancy concerns…

I feel good about the 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.