Surprise: Gardasil does not make women mindless sex machines!

Happy Bodies
October 28, 2009

by Jill

Feministing’s got a new study from the UK that shows that–drum roll please!–girls who receive the Gardasil vaccine against HPV say it makes them think more about risks in sexual behavior.

Here’s the piece of the study quoted by Feministing:

One in five of the 12 and 13-year-olds polled by the University of Manchester team thought the vaccine was embarrassing because it is for a sexually-transmitted infection – human papillomavirus, or HPV.

But, 79% of the girls said having the vaccination reminded them of the possible risks of sexual contact and 93% said it showed they were serious about their own health.



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.