Readers of this blog know that I have expressed serious concerns about the Gardasil HPV vaccine, and have refused to administer it to my teenage daughter. I’m not convinced of the drug’s safety, or its value long-term. At the end of July, reports began to surface about the increasing number of side effects being reported now that the drug has been widely recommended for young girls.
Now Diane Harper, one of the vaccine’s developers has raised concerns about Gardasil’s use for girls under the age of 15. She likened it to “a great big public health experiment.”
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The effects of Gardasil on a young woman’s ability to reproduce has never been tested. We cannot use our daughters as guinea pigs.