HPV for 12 YO yes or no?

Miranda - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 61 moms have responded )

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

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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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