The recent decisions in the US and in Canada to start vaccinating all 12 year old girls against HPV (the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus) is REALLY bothering me. (see title)…
The “reason” for the vaccination is said to be to protect young girls from cervical cancer…a low percentage of women infected with HPV do develop cervical cancer. They want each and and every 12 year old girl to undergo a series of 3 shots, which I understand are actually only “valid” (wrong word, but you know what I mean) for 5 years.
In some states it is already “mandatory” for each girl to undergo these shots, and many others are well on their way to making it “mandatory”, and adding it to the childhood vaccination schedule. (I have mandatory in quotations, because most often it is only the appearance of mandatory. Parents usually have the choice, but often don’t realize it. Another reason why doing your own research is so important.)
The part that infuriates me so much is that the education system will rarely even make mention that abstinance is the right thing to do to protect oneself from STD’s. Instead, it is believed that each and every teenage person is going to be having sex anyway, so let’s inject them with vaccinations to make sure they don’t catch one of the dozens of STD’s out there.
These vaccinations are NEW….How long have they been testing them? Long enough to know if any negative outcomes exist? What will we find out in 20 years?? apparently they are already seeing some adverse reactions…see link at end of post.
The cost of these shots is around $300.00-$400.00 each. Sounds to me like someone’s making some LARGE money. ahem!!!!! who’s telling who what to do?
I really believe we need to be teaching our children purity and how to remain chaste in a society that never even sees it as an option anymore. Instead, we dish out MILLIONS of tax-payer dollars to give these shots that the pharmaceutical companies have convinced everyone are necessary. What we really need is some common sense. And then we need to teach that common sense to our kids. It has always been, and remains a fact: if you are sleeping around, there’s a good chance you’re gonna catch something.
It just grieves my heart to think of all these girls being given a sense of false security and a pat on the back at the age of 12 (!!!) to prepare them for their sexual experiences. Can we not begin to show them that there is a better, safer way? It’s not only possible, but many people adhere to it…it’s called abstinance and marital fidelity.
and seriously, this website is directed at teens….and it basically says, “do you really wanna get g*nital warts? no….i didn’t think so… take this vaccine, and it’ll be cool.” gack!!!
Here are some links to read…very interesting, if you are interested. 🙂