Back in 2006, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was first introduced to women, particularly pushed onto kids as young as nine years old, to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer as well as other types of cancer can be a result of having HPV.
However, HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the country, obviously contracted through sexual activity. Yet, whether these teenagers were even sexually active at the time or not, the U.S. government still pushed for kids to receive their shots.
Political commentator Candace Owens made an entire series related to vaccines approved by the FDA but not necessarily with the best interest of the American people in mind. The story behind her GADASIL injury opened up the conversation on why so many of those young girls who received the HPV vaccine were having fertility issues and cancer, among other problems in their later years.
“You can imagine me going through this process, really, alone and crying as I was sitting in my car about to drive home, asking myself, ‘what did I just put into my body? More to the point, ‘WHY did I put this in my body?
According to Matthew Old, MD, a head and neck surgeon at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the increase in throat cancers is due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection before an effective vaccine was introduced in 2006.
“We have a long way to go in educating the public about the importance of HPV vaccination in youth, and of the risk factors and warning signs of HPV-related cancers for adults who did not have an opportunity to get vaccinated in childhood,” said Old. “I strongly encourage all parents with children of vaccination age to consider the HPV vaccine. Data increasingly show this is a powerful tool to prevent cancers later in life, and HPV is a risk factor that all genders should be aware of.”
It is clear that one should not believe every doctor’s recommendation.
“We monitor women for HPV, but this should be a concern for people of all genders because partners expose partners,” Old said. “For adults considering HPV vaccination, I encourage you have a frank conversation with your doctor about whether it could be right for you.”