Some girls overestimate HPV vaccine protection

Study funded by NIH and with research grants given by Merck?  Now what are they up to?  Birth control pills and HPV vaccines and adolescent immaturity do not mix period. Girls think they are ‘safe’ – how wrong they are…. they are being manipulated for their pelvic gold mine. ….. LB.

Reuters

Some adolescent girls who get the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer wrongly think they no longer need to practice safe sex, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO | Tue Jan 3, 2012

 

The study, published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, shows the need for better education about the vaccines and their limitations.

Merck’s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix vaccines protect against strains of the humanpapilloma virus or HPV that cause cervical cancer. Gardasil also protects against some strains of the virus that cause genital warts.

But neither vaccine can prevent other forms of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea or human immunodeficiency virus or HIV that causes AIDS.

And HPV vaccines can only prevent HPV infections; they do not treat active infections.

Most girls who get the vaccine know its limitations, the researchers said, but the vaccines are recommended for all girls aged 11 to 12, and overestimating their effect could increase a young woman’s risk of contracting other sexually transmitted diseases.

For the study, Dr. Tanya Kowalczyk Mullins of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and colleagues surveyed 339 girls aged 13 to 21 about their perceptions of risk after their first HPV vaccination. Several mothers also took part.

Overall, most adolescent girls said they believed it was important to practice safe sexual behaviors after getting the shot. But a small group of girls — 23.6 percent — believed they were less at risk for getting sexually transmitted diseases after getting the vaccine.

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 Read this article from September 2010….

Schoolgirl chlamydia increase blamed on cancer jab
http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2010/09/06/schoolgirl-chlamydia-increase-blamed-on-cancer-jab/

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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.