Is anyone not allowing there daughter to get the HPV Vaccine?

by Rachel on April 21, 2011

Im not getting it, it do not think its safe, risk out ways the benefit.

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Melissa April 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I don’t see how they out-weigh cervical cancer, but it’s up to you. Maybe wait until she’s a little older.

deaddolly April 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Cancer runs in our family. My daughter got vaccinated as soon as it was approved. No side effects. Benefit is invaluable.

chyeaaitskristyn April 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I’m totally against it, i’m 22 and i would never let a daughter of mine get it- here:

*.:??*?’Alannaahh*???.?.:* April 22, 2011 at 12:23 am

My mum let me have it.
I think, seeming the fact that it is free if you are under the age of 18, that it is defiantly worth it. There are no side effects ( well out of my school no one had any ) and it there is a very small chance of getting it when you become sexually active, so i think that it is good that its free, as it could maybe even save lives.

Hannah Cullen April 22, 2011 at 1:03 am

Urm hi I’m actually 14 and I know your question is directed at mothers, but I thought I should just say something to help you possibly get into your daughter’s head. I want the vaccine personally. If I didn’t have it, most of my friends would be having it and they would, obviously, ask why I wasn’t. I would have to say that my mum said no, and then that could cause problems for your daughter because depending on what school she goes to some people could say things like…what, do you think you’re too good to have to done here? Or aww, what a baby! Or you’re mum is so weird…or something like that, we all know how we teens are these days. It is your choice of course, but I thought I should just say..
And BTW, if it wasn’t safe why would they give it to like a million girls? I doubt they want to wipe out the whole younger female generation…
Also, my goddad, who is a surgeon, said that there is more risk in most areas of girls getting cancer than anything serious happening to them from the jab. So that’s just what he said. I don’t really know myself :)

Krystal J. April 22, 2011 at 1:35 am

When I got pregnant, my mom was angry because I could never have the shot. A friend of mine ended up getting ovarian cancer, and it was apparently from the HPV vaccine. That was just her though. If you have family history of it or just paranoid, get it. I wouldnt do it because I dont like getting vaccines that are fairly new that I wouldnt know what the side effects are when I older.

Its just your decision, no harm in just getting it in case.

Lily L April 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

First of all, Gardasil has about the same risks as every other vaccine. Second, *******cervical cancer used to be the #1 killer of women!!!***** It’s still a top killer of women in areas where women don’t get regular pap smears.

Getting regular pap smears can detect cervical cancer in the precancer stage, but it’s not like there is some magic sure to stop you from developing cancer. The way they prevent cancer is by CUTTING OFF pieces of your cervix. This can lead to pregnancy and other complications. If the cells keep coming back, you will have no choice but to have a hysterectomy. Sure, your daughterprobably won’t die of cervical cancer if she gets regular screening, but it could make her infertile.

Men cannot get tested for HPV and condoms do not protect you. Vaccination is the ONLY way to protect yourself from the worst HPV strains.

Melissa? April 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

Well, I wouldn’t let my child get it. It hasn’t been around long enough for anyone to know if there are negative long term risks. Cancer doesn’t run in my family, so I wouldn’t be too concerned with her developing cervical cancer. I would be more concerned that the vaccine I made her receive was going to cause complications down the road. We already give our children so many vaccines and chemicals.

Just my opinion, it is your child, so you have to make that judgement call.

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