‘Gardasil vaccine: One Less Statistic; One Less . . . Hoax?’

Mansfield Today

by: Brenda Sullivan | HTNP.com Editor Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History presents “Gardasil Vaccine-One Less Statistic; One Less . . . Hoax?” as part of the Museum’s Natural History of Health series.

There has been an extensive advertising campaign selling the urgency of having young women vaccinated to prevent HPV (Human Papillomavirus) infection and cervical cancer.

The introduction of this new vaccine has required parents, young women, doctors, health officials and legislators to assess individual healthcare needs, patient healthcare standards and overall healthcare policy.

The controversy prompted by this vaccine will be explored by Scott L. Wetstone, M.D., Associate Professor at the UConn School of Medicine’s Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 21 in the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, on UConn’s Storrs Campus.

In his talk, Dr. Wetstone will demonstrate how using the basic tools of epidemiology can help each of us assess the true level of risk for any health issue and to help make prudent healthcare decisions.

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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.