HPV vaccine now targeted at boys

The controversial Gardasil shot is now recommended for males 9-26 years old

WGN News

Celeste M. Ball

May 7, 2010

The maker of Gardasil is now pitching it’s HPV Vaccine to boys.

Gardasil’s newest marketing campaign targets boys as young as 9-years-old.

Gardasil was introduced in 2006 as method to protect girls and women against cervical cancer. Back then, it drew criticism from parents. Parents expressed fears that letting their children get the Gardasil shot at an early age, would encourage them to engage in sexual activity.

Supporters and advocates believe it’s now equally as important that boys and men get vaccinated so they can protect their female partners from the virus.

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It is market saturation…the female market has been saturated – educated girls are not getting the shot – 67 died and 18,000 suffered adverse reactions – and that is only 1 to 10% reporting.  The vaccine is being given away for free in clinic…..this is not rocket science.  Oh, yeah the other market 26 to 45 year old women was shot down by the FDA – twice, I might add since they want more testing….so lets go for the young and innocent boys…

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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.