HPV for 12 YO yes or no?

Miranda - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 65 moms have responded )

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I just want some opinions of other mothers on this topic.

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Nicole - posted on 01/12/2010

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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

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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.
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Miranda - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Tracey:

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.

Tracey - posted on 01/11/2010

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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.

Miranda - posted on 01/11/2010

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Thank you all for your comments. I had elected for the moment not to give her the shot before I posted the question as I want to research it more.

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I just wanted to pass on some of my own advice.
I have a daughter who is 11, I will be taking her for the HPV shot as soon as she is old enough. I was told that I have this disease many years ago and had no idea about it. I have learned more but at the time had no idea. I still can not pinpoint when I got it and will never know now. I now have the chance to protect my daughter from this as there is no cure. She will be educated on this subject and then taken for the shot.
This is your choice, but you cannot control everything going on unfortunately this could happen to any girl at any age. Please consider it.
Take care. Kim

Christina - posted on 01/11/2010

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I don't think the side effects of this drug have been fully examined.My daughter will not be getting it.we talk openly to our kids about sex and will also inform her about HPV when she is a bit older.She is 7 now.
Too many people jump right in and then find out later that it wasn't such a good idea.

Crystal - posted on 01/10/2010

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No!!!!! I am an EMT and I have a 12 yr old do not get the shot!!!!!! As it has been shown to have reactions now years after they came out with it. It has had been proven that kids or women that have gotten the shot to have problems later in life. Do your research on it and ask around. My daughter Dr said no to the shot as well. I had cervical CA, I was thinking about getting the shot for my girls so they didn't have to go through everything I did. But it don't prevent all kinds. Just 3... with what could happen to them from having the shot or later in life it not worth it. Talk to your daughter about safe sex with a condom. That will be safer for her then the shot.

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All 3 of my daughters WILL get this vaccine, I havent decided at what age but I have told them they can not have sex until they have the ENTIRE series of shots. I have HPV and would NOT put my daughters through what I have gone through even AFTER my hysterectomy

Kendra - posted on 01/10/2010

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NO!!!! It is very dangerous with little protection!! And noone really knows if it even protects against anything yet or not due to how knew it is. I have read nothing but bad reports on this vaccine and there is NO WAY I would allow my daughter to have it!!

Rhonda - posted on 01/10/2010

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Yes! My daughter got the vaccination. I talked to her doctor and she said that when her daughters were older she was going to vaccinate them.(her daughters are two months and five years old) It is a preventative measure which does not give them the green light for sex,but god forbid anything happen tht could be out of her control she is protected. My view is if I can prevent her from getting something I will. Males are carriers with no symptoms and a friend of mine got HPV and has had MANY abnormal pap smears and had MANY problems from it with miscarrages etc.

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NO! Even the Dr on Good Morning America has said he retracts his recommendation for it. I believe there has not been enough testing on it, and many girls have died or have had serious problems with it. Yes my daughters Dr has pushed it, but I believe she is getting a kick back for all the shots she gives. It only prevents 3 out of a possible 52 strands of the virus!! not worth it!

Leslie - posted on 01/09/2010

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YES! My 12 year old already had the first two rounds of the vaccination. At first I was not to sure about it but after talking to her doctor about I know it was the right thing to do.

Daryl - posted on 01/09/2010

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NO! I did give my daughter this vaccination and feel very lucky that we had no bad reactions. Stupidly, I researched it after the fact. They say it is safe, but it is actually outlawed in many European countries bc it is so dangerous. Girls are dying from it! Just not waking up the next day! Not only that, but the cancer it "prevents" is only a teeny fraction of the cervical cancer that is out there. I don't remember the stats offhand, but I'm horrified I gave this to my daughter! And blessed that she's ok. Do your research online. I think I even read that some countries (Spain?, France?) are petitioning the US to take this off the market bc it is so dangerous.

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