Leslie Carol Botha: Vaccinating girls at the most fragile time of their life – menarche – (time of first menstruation) is dangerous. PERIOD.
There are reports of girls in Australia who have experienced premature menopause – another Australian girl died of ovarian Cancer (the most rarest form) at age 14 – and there are girls in the U.S in their teens with ovarian problems. Women in their 20’s and early 30’s ready to start families have been told their eggs have atrophied – post Gardasil vaccination.
HPV vaccine link to infertility needs to be tested, says Miranda Devine
The Sunday Telegraph
December 02, 2012 12:00AM
Dr Deirdre Little and her co-author, obstetrician Dr Harvey Ward from the University of NSW, are urging further testing of the Australian vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer.
“Fertility is not a small matter. It should not be placed at risk by an absence of published research,” said Dr Little.
When a 16-year-old patient came to her North Bellingen surgery in 2009 complaining of having lost her period and experiencing hot flushes, six months after being given three Gardasil vaccinations, Dr Little had doubts.
But further investigation raised real concerns of a link. The doctors warn there may be a group of young women who should not be given the vaccine, which has been administered to teenage girls across Australia since 2007. It is due to be given to boys from next year.
“It’s important to be certain that fertility is protected at all costs, as premature menopause in a teenager is one of the most disastrous consequences,” said Dr Ward.
“We need to be certain that a vaccine does not diminish egg-bearing capacity.”
Premature menopause is rare in girls so young. But if there is a problem with the vaccine, Dr Little says it may go undetected because one third of teenage girls are on the pill, which prevents ovulation and masks the symptoms of ovarian failure. The doctors say further studies are needed.