Guardasil...have your kids taken it?

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Registered: 05-08-1999
Guardasil...have your kids taken it?
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 7:52am

I never use to question my doctor, if my kids needed something to keep them healthy, I did it. That was until my youngest became seriously ill from an immunization. I had called my medical doctor and she had told me to keep him at home so he wouldnt spread it to everyone else...huh? He'd been vaccinated for meningitis. After that, I questioned everything. I found that my doctor didnt have the best interest of my boys at heart and I changed to alternative medicine. Change doctors? Nobody to change to, I live in a rural area. You get who you get. Not many parents around here sucked into the guardasil, many did their research. I know some places want to force parents to immunize their kids for whatever is the immunization scare of the season.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/29/hpv-vaccine-risks.aspx?e_cid=20111129_DNL_art_1

Would you choose guardasil for your child? Im not asking about what is right or wrong, Im asking about a personal choice once you have all the facts.

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:52am

My DD is over 18. She decided for herself to get the vaccination a few years ago, after she did the research and had all the relevant facts ( from medical journals, from the university health clinic etc..). This is a very intelligent young woman;more than capable of making her own health decisions.

Here, the vac is not yet offered to young men. However, I have suggested it to my DS. But he is over 18; it's up to him. There is no "choosing" by me. My university students are not children. They are young adults. (We have a close family member with pre-cervical cancer caused by a HPV virus. As we age, our immune systems have a harder time fighting off the HPV virus. And it is estimated that 80% of women have been exposed to HPV. We could be seeing more cervical cancer as us baby boomers age. HPV is after all a STD.).

I suggest if you wish to discuss vaccinations that you visit the vaccination debate board.

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Registered: 05-08-1999
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:54pm

I posted it here because I think it's relevent to our young people. And the reason I put that it was a parents choice was because when it is offered here in my area, it's offered to minors. The videos in the article are a mixture of young adults and parents of minors with adverse reactions. I appreciate that your daughter did her own research and made her decision that is right for her. As this vaccination is a fairly new one, only time will tell what the outcome is to be.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 6:10pm

My daughters were too old, and both had already contracted HPV while in stable, monogamous relationships, by the time the vaccine was released, or you BET they would have been immunized.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:15pm
I asked a similar question on this site about a year ago after reading the following interview with Dr. Diane Harper. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcia-g-yerman/an-interview-with-dr-dian_b_405472.html Dr. Harper worked on the development of the vaccine and presents the pros and cons of vaccination. I thought it was really interesting. Robin
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Registered: 05-08-1999
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:30pm

If I had a daughter, I would be just as careful as I am with my sons.

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Registered: 05-08-1999
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:40pm

Thank you for the article, I like to keep an open mind. It certainly made for excellent reading.

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Registered: 05-03-2003
Mon, 12-05-2011 - 9:11am

My daughter had the vaccination two years ago, and so did all her friends.