What You Should Know Before Giving Your Child the Gardasil Vaccine - Page 2
Recently, the National Cancer Institute went on record saying: “It is important to note that the great majority of high-risk HPV infections go away on their own and do not cause cancer."
Also, according to cancer-awareness literature at www.Cancer.org, cancer of the cervix is currently rare in this country, despite what Merck’s marketing might have you believe.
In fact, after routine Pap tests became a standard part of health care for American women in the ‘60’s, deaths from cervical cancer dropped by more than 70 percent. Cervical cancer now represents less than two percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. every year and is not among the top ten causes of cancer deaths in American women today.
In 2007, 8 out of every 100,000 women contracted cervical cancer and about 3 out of every 100,000 women died from complications of this disease.
Although the numbers appear to be small considering the amount of vaccine dispensed, it’s important to know that there *are* risks involved when giving your child this vaccine. Know, also, that HPV is sexually transmitted and 100% preventable through knowledge and safe practices.
Personally, this vaccine doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. The risks seem to far outweigh the benefits.
If you’re considering the Gardasil vaccine for your children, please keep the above facts in mind and take the time to conduct your own research.
You can also visit the National Vaccine Information Center to get more in-depth information.