HPV for 12 YO yes or no?
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Kathy - posted on 07/23/2012
Back in 2010, I posted that I would not give my girls this vaccine. I am posting now to let you all know that after reading the newer studies and talking with the doctor, they did have the vaccine last year and did not suffer any side effects. There is a history of cervical problems on both sides of the family, so it made sense.
Alexandra - posted on 01/29/2010
Absolutely..my eldest daughter is 13. I have HPV and have needed to have part of my Cx removed..if I can protect my daughter from having to go through anything like this...or at least give her a good fighting chance , then I will.
Julie - posted on 01/28/2010
Nope, nope, nope. Unproven vaccine, too much doubt, and much better ways to prevent her getting the virus. Talk to her now, in terms she can absorb and understand about the impact of sexual activity and protecting herself.
Karen - posted on 01/28/2010
ABSOLUTELY NO, I WOULD NEVER LET MY DAUGHTER GET ANY KIND OF VACCINATIONS OTHER THAN THE ONES SHE HAD WHEN SHE WAS A BABY , IT IS NOT SAFE , I DO RESEARCH EERY KIND OF SHOT OR VACCINATIONS THEY INVENT , IT IS ALWAYS A QUICK FIX , BUT OUR BODDIES HAVE OUR OWN ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT OFF FLUES ,COLDS TRY HOME HERBAL REMEDIES THAT ARE SAFE , NOT DRUGS FROM THE DOCTORS OFFICE TO FIX THIS OR THAT , HOME REMEDIES DO WORK. THX KAREN
Jane - posted on 01/28/2010
Yes! I know one 19yr old who has the disease now, and two people who had it in their twenties, when I also was in my twenties, they survived this awful disease, one went on to have two children the other not so lucky. There is always a risk with any vaccination, and it seems every time my children meet the milestone of one something is in the papers to put us off, my 12 year old had it last week no symptoms other than a sore arm.
Aliree - posted on 01/27/2010
Side effect maybe warts!!! No one told us till after she started getting them. Took a long year to get them under control and it was very hard emotionally for both of us. Me because I gave it to her and she was embarrassed at school and with friends. Happy to say she is perfectly fine now almost 2 years later. Do some research...
Araceli - posted on 01/27/2010
Hi Miranda, wow so many responses!! I bet ur more confused now than before...Well i'm not here to say yes or no, Simply to give a bit of my experience My daughter is about to B 15yr. old, She got the HPV vaccine as soon as she turned 13, and has had no complications what so ever!! I'm sorry for the few that have had complications but if they really did their research they would know that it wasn't the vaccine alone that they reacted to, but the fact that they already had something going on in their body and when they had the vaccine the vaccine counter interacted with that. All vaccines have had the yes or no reaction even the random routine ones like the DTaP once were said to B dangerous...Like I said I'm not saying do it i'm not saying don't do it's completely up to how U feel about it........Oh and I hardly think that teaching ur daughter to "keep her legs closed" will make a difference cause eventually those legs are gonna B 25 & 30 yrs old n make their own decisions. How ignorant!! (candy) Well good luck with whatever decision U make I wish u the best.
Diane - posted on 01/27/2010
If you're asking about the vaccination then I personally am all for it. It was first ok'd 3 yrs ago and my oldest daughter was 9 and I had her vaccinated. And in June when my now 9 yr old goes in for her 10 yr old check she will be vaccinated for it as well. If I can prevent my children from any type of cancer than by all means I'm for it.
Renee - posted on 01/27/2010
There is horror study's about any vaccine... they are now sayingmy son has asburgers from his vaccines when he was a baby but protecting my daughter is of the utmost impotance to me.... I had 8 pregnancies and only 2 live births because of this disease... If they had more knowledge then that they have now this could have been prevented.... and I barely carried the 2 I had... It was rough going and I will not allow my daughter to suffer like that if I can prevent it... Talk to several doctors and research it before u make up ur mind.... that is what I did.... and I feel it is well worth it.... she has already had 2 shots her 3rd is in march and she is doing just fine as all her friends are doing.... and I have had the sex talk with my daughter but one of my closest friends got it after her daughters was born.... She got it from her husband of 15 yrs and had to have a hysto because of it.... so it doesn't just happen to girls who are sexual active at a young age.... it happens to alot of woman and trust me losing all those babies hurt and having a hysto at 28 was way harsh.... protect your child from that if u have it in your power to do so......
Linda - posted on 01/27/2010
NO! I most definitely will not allow my daughter to get this vaccination. She is 15 years old and has asked me numerous times if she was going to be getting it and if I though she should. Many of her friends have already received it. I have read to many horror stories about this vaccination and its limited effectiveness. And after reading your posts I'm so glad I made the decision not to let her get the vaccination. I've always felt it wasn't tested enough and that we really didn't know enough about the side effects. As is being seen now there are side effects showing up years later from those who first received the vaccination. Why give you daughter a vaccination that not only hasn't been tested long enough, but also only works on a very FEW of the cancers that we can get from what I understand. I too had HPV about 20 years ago. I've had a few slightly abnormal pap smears that when I was retested showed up normal. So far I haven't had any trouble. I think teaching our children about safe sex with a condom would be more appropriate. I was having 'safe' sex because I was on the pill. Yes, I was pretty safe from getting pregnant, just not safe the STD's! A little education goes a long way.
Renee - posted on 01/27/2010
I have gave my daughter the vacination because I had a hysterectomy at 28 because of cervical cancer... I talked to several doctors and researched extensively.... The benefits out way the risk.... I do not want my daughter to end up like me and i will do anything to protect her.....
Anne - posted on 01/26/2010
I'm not. It's my understanding that the vaccination is unnecessarily dangerous and word is that they're coming out with a "new and improved" version of it in the near future. I'm personally waiting to see what is coming out next.
Irene - posted on 01/21/2010
my daughter will get the shots when she is old enough, a number of women in my family have had cervical cancer, while it doesnt protect protect you from all the strains it does protect you from some of the most common ones.
i dont understand the argument that we should teach our daughters to keep their legs shut, while hpv is sexualy transmited like all std you only need to have sex once to catch it and men who carry the virus have no sympoms, that means your vergin daughter could get it from sleeping with her husband. and you dont know that the god fearing church going man never had sex or that he wont cheat on your daughter later..
we dont know what will happen in the future all we can do is make the best choices we can for our children
personaly ibelieve in our right to choose and igrew up with hippy parents who gave me all the info on vaccines.
my advice is for you to do your own reserch, talk to your doctor an dont forget- there is alot of dis-information on the net
you are the best person to decide what is right and what is wrong for your children.
Heidi - posted on 01/18/2010
Wow, what a hot topic. My daughter just turned 12 and was offered the shot last week. I want to learn more about it but personally I feel that it's too new and I want more expert research done on it first. I told her doctor that we'd wait until she was 16+ to get that shot. I do want her to get it by the time she is 18. I do see the importance of the shot, but they get enough shots by age 12. I don't see the harm in waiting for awhile.
Pamela - posted on 01/18/2010
Yes, I did. I had my daughter vaccinated right away. There is family history, and if this can help protect her, why wouldnt I. I Love my daughter, and prevention is better than treatments for it. I know there were risks, everything has a risk these days, but if this gives her a chance at not having to fight cervical cancer, which is in the family history. i would rather give her a fighting chance.
Leba - posted on 01/18/2010
I'm in favor of the vaccine, and had my daughter (now nearly 12) take it. Did plenty of research into the matter, and have NEVER heard of anyone who died from the vaccine! If there is any chance that I can do something to prevent her from getting ANY form of cancer, I will strongly consider it. My mother died of cancer in her early 30s. Vaccinations may not be perfect, but I believe they're better than risking my child's life.
Annmarie - posted on 01/17/2010
Thank you all for your posts! The way some of the docs were talking about this it made me wonder for the longest time if I had done the right thing in not getting my 15y/o vaccinated for HPV. After reading other mom's thoughts I feel more confident in my decision- thanks for helping me feel less alone.
Jenn - posted on 01/17/2010
I say no. I have two teenage daughters and I refused my daughters to have the vaccination when their primary recommended it. I have HPV and was diagnosed at 24 years old. I have one of the strains that causes cancer and with regular screening mine was caught in time before I developed cancer. I did a lot of research and there are at least 170 strains. This vaccination only covers the top few in comparison. I have taught her about safe sex and how important having regular PAPs are for screening. I think that is the best preventative. I hope this helps anyone who is considering getting your daughter vaccinated.
Victoria - posted on 01/15/2010
NO!!! I have not vaccinated my 15 year old daughter. We have talked about it with her, and even she don't want to get the shot. I feel she is old enough to decide for herself. I heard way to many bad things about the vaccine that I don't feel it is a good idea...My other daughter is 8 and I don't plan on getting her the vaccine either.
Kathy - posted on 01/15/2010
I see no reason for this vaccine. None of my 4 daughters will get the shots. Listening to your body, and having regular checkups (including paps every 2 years) will keep 99% of of those health issues under control. I have a feeling that the vaccine doesn't cover that other 1% anyway. And while I would love my girls to wait until marriage, having pre-marital sex isn't going to give them cervical cancer.
Jami - posted on 01/15/2010
No! I did nt have my daughter vaccinated and will not. All of these vaccinations deemed as "safe" and "effective", in my opinion have not been in use long enough or had enough tests done on them for anyone to know what the long term effects will be. For this same reason my children also will not be given flu shots or the H1N1 vaccine. You may think me paranoid or naive, but I will not put something into my childrens bodies that could possibly harm them, on the chance that it will help them. I am teaching my daughter abstinence until marraige, as God designed it and that she will fell better about herself in the long run by pleasing the Lord with her choice to stay pure for the man God has chosen for her. She is still an almost teenager, with crushes on boys and the normal teenage stuff, but she is firmly grounded in God's word and has agreed to let her father and I be a part of her dating relationship someday when she is ready and able to handle those kind of relationships!
Brenda - posted on 01/15/2010
I must comment on one thing that Stacey said below. NO, not all teens have sex outside of marriage. We have 15 children and most all of them saved themselves for marriage. You just always teach them how very special that is. :)
yesterday, 12:53 pm
Yes! Teaching your daughters (and sons) to keep their legs closed is a fruitless effort. You can talk until you're blue in the face, and most teenagers will still have sex. They will have sex without taking the necessary precautions. A study was just done in Canada that says that 44% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have the type of HPV that causes cancer. I'd say this is a great reason to get the vaccine if it can prevent you from getting the virus. Not to mention the surgery that is required to remove the warts that appear as a result of getting the virus.
Aimee - posted on 01/14/2010
Yes, It is a preventative for the most commonly known and carried virus by women and young ladies. That can be a very painful and or serious illness if not treated! I have a 5 year old daughter and a 12 year old son! I don't like the fact of shots and all of that! But if it is something that in the long run that will prevent problems. Then heck yeah!!!! Men go undetected with HPV sometimes there whole lives!
Just like everything there are pros and cons! We have went through our whole lives with that. We were made to get vaccines when we were younger. We had to vaccines our kids! Yes, there are some that have a allergic reaction to vaccines! But heck we can have a reaction to anything at anytime. Our bodies are always changing!
What it boils down to is it is your decision. Is this right for your daughter as well as you? Ask her about her thoughts! Not so much the sex aspect of it! But I am sure you get what I mean!
Although she is 12 it is nice to get her opinion! It will effect her life in the long run!
Jeannie - posted on 01/14/2010
NO! Do ur research .My daughters gyno wanted her to have the shot as well.After doing research on the shot.I was disgusted.First off that the dr. could say that it was safe.But after reading about the ingredients that was in it that are poisonous and the side effects that can be long term.Not to mention theres been 48 deaths due to the shot.Are u willing to risk it? Some of the side effects:Siezures ,convulsions,spontaneous abortion,coma,anaphalactic shock,guilain-barre syndrome,paralysis,DEATH.There's other side effects..I wasnt about o risk either of my kids lives.Its not worth it.
Hollie - posted on 01/14/2010
There is such controversy over this vaccine. There have ben girls that have died from it, and it only works until the age of like 24. They won't give it to anyone over that age, and there seems to be good reason. Just talk to her and let her know that a baby is not the only thing that comes from having sex. Keep an open discussion going about sex, and that is the best way to keep your kid safe. I have a 14 year old boy, but we had this conversation and he says that he wants his GF to be safe and healthy, and that he plans to wait because of ALL the issues that go with sex.
Donna - posted on 01/14/2010
NO! Personally, I just believe it's yet another way to get money rolling into the Dr.'s office. Up to a certain age the state insurances will pay for it, but after that age you have to pay for it yourself, and it is VERY expensive. The dr. told me about it and I just won't have it done to my girl. I don't trust any new vaccines they are coming out with and pushing on the public.
Brenda - posted on 01/14/2010
No, no , no. We do not do any vaccines. They are way to dangerous!
THE 12 REASONS TO AVOID THE GUARDASIL VACCINE:
1.HPV vaccine is, according to the US FDA's own documents 2006, generated prior to the vaccine's approval, effective on 4 strains of HPV, all of which are self-limited infections which have NO RELATIONSHIP WHATSOEVER TO CANCER OF ANY KIND, so the vaccine is not useful for any sort of prevention.
2. HPV vaccine increases the incidence, according to the US FDA, of cervical cancer 44.7% in girls and women who already have HPV.
3. HPV vaccine has been associated with literally thousands of serious adverse events in girls and women who have received even 1 shot in the 3 shot series including death, seizures, crippling degenerative diseases like "juvenile ALS", previously virtually unknown, muscle aches, persistent weakness and neurological disorders. These adverse reactions are both immediate, delayed and chronic.
4. HPV vaccines contain Polysorbate 80 ("Tween 80"), a well known cause of sterility and potentially lethal anaphylactic reactions (Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Volume 95, Number 6, December 2005 , pp. 593-599(7).
Tween 80 is also associated with an increase in: cervical cancer, rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, blurred vision or vision changes, chest pain, confusion, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sore throat), one-sided weakness, pale skin color, seizures, redness, tenderness, or swelling of the calf, severe diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, or vomiting, severe or persistent tiredness or weakness, slurred speech, sudden pain or numbness of an arm or leg, sudden shortness of breath, sudden trouble walking or loss of balance, swelling of the arms or legs, vision or speech problems, weight gain.
Other less severe adverse effects include: constipation, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, muscle, joint, back, or stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, pain, swelling, irritation, redness, or bruising at the injection site, unusual tiredness or weakness. Severe genital warts have resulted in children following injection with the HPV vaccine.
5. Cervical cancer is well detected by Pap smears, and inexpensive, painless and safe detection method. The epidemiology of cervical cancer does not warrant an expensive, dangerous and ill-tested vaccine. According to Cancer.org, "Only some women with pre-cancerous changes of the cervix will develop cancer. This process usually takes several years but sometimes can happen in less than a year. For most women, pre-cancerous cells will remain unchanged and go away without any treatment. But if these pre-cancers are treated, almost all true cancers can be prevented." Between 1955 and 1992, cervical cancer rates dropped over 70% due to pap screenings. Most cases occur in middle-aged women, and it is rare in women under age 20. The 5-year survival rate for cervical cancer is 72%.
6. HPV vaccine contains sodium borate, which, according to the National Library of Medicine, causes convulsions, collapse and seizures (twitching of facial muscles, arms, hands, legs and feet). These symptoms are among the adverse effects seen within 6 months of HPV vaccine administration.
7. HPV vaccine contains amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate80. The amount of injected aluminum is 18,000 times higher than what the FDA previously considered safe in injectable products. Aluminum is linked with neurological damage, including Alzheimer's Disease.
8. HPV vaccine contains L-Histidine, an essential amino acid. Injecting it makes it likely that the immune system will be "trained" to attack it by producing antibodies to it, thus resulting in low histadine levels. This could help to explain many of the post HPV vaccine adverse reactions: nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel (histadine is required to regulate digestive functions), signs suggestive of heavy metal poisoning such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, sweating (histadine is essential for the metabolism and excretion of heavy metals in the body), joint pain (low histadine levels are associated with rhumatoid arthritis), spontaneous abortions and fetal malformations (histadine passes through the placental barrier).
9. Polysorbate 80, a surfactant, and L-Histadine are a toxic mixture causing increased thrombin production leading to blood clots which can have lethal consequences.
10. Histadine is necessary for histamine production. Antibodies to histadine would result in low histamine levels. Low histamine levels are associated with auto immune encephalopathy, which is associated with the symptoms commonly seen in MS. Many of the adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine are MS-like reactions with progressive, degenerative neurological deterioration.
11. Seizure disorders are frequent adverse events with HPV vaccine. Low histamine is a well established precipitating factor for the development of seizures.
12. Life-long protection from the 3 shot series is far from certain. If HPV vaccines do, in fact, protect against cervical cancer, and that is far from certain, they are said to provide protection for only 6 years, for only 2-4 types of HPV virus out of at least 30 types and to have dose characteristics which are, at this point in time, totally unknown.
Given that the push for mandatory HPV vaccination is based on deceptive and incomplete information provided to parents/guardians, and that the vaccine itself is far from safe or adequately tested, this is a wrong headed, dangerous policy which I devoutly hope will be halted immediately.
http://www.medicaln ewstoday. com/youropinions .php?associatedn ewsid=143594
Chris - posted on 01/14/2010
I have two daughters, 13 and 10, and I don't plan to have either of them get this shot. I don't feel there has been enough research done on the benefits or side effects. There was a story in the paper about a local teenager who suffered serious side effects after receiving this shot and it's just not a risk I am planning to take - especially when it has such limited range of coverage. I'm a firm believer in educating my children so they can make (hopefully) wise choices as they get older.
Judi - posted on 01/14/2010
I say NO don't do it. Dr. Oz on the Opera show says that it prevents only 1 or 2 types and they are the hardest to get. There are other types that you can get that are more likely, and no vaccination for these. Just talk with your daughter do you really think she needs it. My daughter is 11 and I don't feel like I need to be worried about her for a while still. We have a very open relationship, and openly talk about boys, the good and bad that goes with that. Just research it if you decide to get the vac. for her. Pray about it God will guide you. Good luck with this.
Allyson - posted on 01/14/2010
I got the shot for my 12 year old. She did not have any reactions. I am thankful she did not have any reactions. Cervical Cancer runs in my family so there was no way she was going without the shot.
Nicole - posted on 01/13/2010
Well I have to tell you that if my daughter is the 1 life saved then I am going to shoot the odds! Because in the end all anyone wants is to help and protect their child and the risk of cervical cancer is real and deadly way deadlier than any vaccine. Oh and just so we are clear after some very invasive studies No and I repeat NO link has ever been found between vaccines and autism and every vaccine has a certain risk of death and/or injury but then so does leaving your house or driving a car but I bet you get your daughter drivers training in an effort to give her the best odds of avoiding a fatal crash. If you really look long and hard it is the same. I know that everyone is concerned for the safty of their child but I think it is irresponsible to deny your child what may save her life. Oh and just for your information, HPV is not only transferred during sex it can come from dormant chickenpox, herpes(coldsores) and also sex but if you think that she only has to avoid sex to avoid the HPV virus you are not very well informed and a I would continue to find more information from other sorces than the internet and your family physician. Call you gynoclogist and get their input, call your local health department, but please don't feel you have enough info from her pediatrician or your family doctor who don't specialize in the care of female disorders.
Paula - posted on 01/13/2010
From everything I've read at most one life is saved for every, I think it was 3 million girls that are vaccinated. And in the process of saving that one life, MANY more are damaged or endangered. We're spending a lot of money on something that has literally a net-zero impact on improving the lives of our children but is making lots of money for someone. We chose no, discussed our decision with our daughter quite openly. The most important message - that if she was at any risk of a sexually transmitted disease before she reached adulthood and could decide for herself, we had much bigger problems to deal with anyway.
Mayra - posted on 01/13/2010
My daughters already received the shot & they have no bad reactions to the shots. I don't want my daughters going through the pain that a friend is going through.. When she got pregnant she would get more sick than usual, she was embarrassed to talk about it. I would feel so bad for her. At least, I want some kind of protection for my girls.
JAMIE - posted on 01/13/2010
I JUST ASKED MY DOCTOR ABOUT GETTING THIS SHOT FOR MY DAUGHTER AND HE HANDED ME A STACK OF INFORMATION AND TOLD ME NOT TO CONSIDER IT AND TO GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD,,NOT ONLY IS THIS VACCINATION UNSAFE & CAUSING DEATH BUT IT IS ALSO MAKING GIRLS INFERTILE,KILLING THEIR CHANCE TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE....IVE READ THE MATERIAL & DONE THE RESEARCH,,DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DAUGHTER TO HAVE THIS VACCINATION.....GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DECISION....
Jen - posted on 01/13/2010
OMG Tracey thats awful..Im sorry sorry to read that. Wow after reading all the comments on here...im def. not going to be getting my daughter vaccinated at this time..not until i know more...i may wait until she is 14 or so and check into this again.
Tracey - posted on 01/13/2010
"Everything is risky but if God forbid she is hurt by htis vaccine at least you can take a small consulation that your were doing what you felt was the right thing rather than her getting cancer in the future".
Having 2 vaccine damaged children I can assure you that it it no consolation that my child may not get a disease, at age 11 my son is severely disabled, in nappies (daipers), has a mental age of 4, cannot wash or dress himself, can't use a knife or fork, and has fits about 5 times a day.
Nicole - posted on 01/12/2010
Yes!!! Why would you not get this vaccine? Your daughter's life is at risk just by letting her go to school or ride in a car or go to a friends house. You have now the chance to save your daughter's life in the future! Everything is risky but if God forbid she is hurt by htis vaccine at least you can take a small consulation that your were doing what you felt was the right thing rather than her getting cancer in the future and you hating yourself because you had the chance to stop this but were to scared to do the right thing by your child! Everyone is going to tell you how they feel, I did to but remember you and she are the only ones who can decide this so, sit down and talk to her about it, Yes she is young but she is certainly not to young to talk about sex and it's possible reprocussions, she is also the one who will have to deal with the desicion for the rest of her life. TALK TO HER!!! SHE HAS A RIGHT TO AIR HER OPINION !!! make the decision together.
Lisa - posted on 01/12/2010
Yes - 2 of my 3 daughters have taken the injections, one has completed it and was in pain with both injections( she is now 19 and started the injections when she was 18), the other has only had the first one so far and again was in pain, she was 15 when she had the first injection. My third daughter who is 18 has decided she doesnt want to have it, i would prefer if she did but have not pushed that onto her, its her body and her choice as far as i am concerned, she is old enough to take responsability etc.
Good luck in what ever you decide, i know that there are loads of arguments for and against.
Miranda - posted on 01/11/2010
Are you in the UK? If so your daughter at age 12 is considered old enough to make her own medical decision so even if you say no she can say yes and have it.
No not in the UK in the US.