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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 12:51 PM
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Gardasil
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Blogger "EvilSlutopia" writes about the Gardasil vaccine after checking out the Merck website and elsewhere.
Below are the "10 Things You Might Not Know About Gardasil", and if you visit her blog, you can read more detail after each item.

1. The vaccine only decreases your chances of getting cervical cancer, it doesnt eliminate the risk.

2. Even without the vaccine, the number of cervical cancer cases is trending downward and has been for years.

3. Gardasil is one of the most expensive vaccines ever, at about $360 for the series of three shots, plus the cost of doctor visits.

4. While we're on the subject of liability, lawsuits, and profits, there's another angle to consider.

5. There have been no long-term studies done on the effect of the vaccine after 5-10 or more years, and testing on young girls has been extremely limited.

6. It is unknown how long the immunity provided by Gardasil actually lasts.

7. The studies done on Gardasil were not set up to investigate whether the vaccine itself has the potential to cause cancer.

8. Gardasil is one of many vaccines containing aluminum, and there is increasing evidence suggesting that aluminum-based vaccines can have harmful effects.

9. Gardasil is only for women.

10. The bottom line: Don't get this vaccine just because your doctor/mom/sister/friend/a perky TV commercial told you to.

EvilSlutopia concludes:

"Its your health, your decision. Do your own research and accept no guilt trips. My own mom wanted me to consider getting the vaccine (it is also being recommended for sexually active young women, even though it will probably do uswell, do evil slutty me anywayno good), but she encouraged me to research it first, so I did. When I told her what I had found out, she agreed with my decision not to get it."

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