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12 year-old dies after HPV Vaccine

Posted in HPV, Vaccinations with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Meredith Prohaska, of Waukesha, had a sore throat on the morning of July 30. Her mom took her to the doctor. During that visit, she was given the HPV vaccine, which guards against the common sexually transmitted virus that may cause cervical cancer.

About 30 minutes later, on the way home, Meredith became sleepy, her mom said. The girl napped most of the afternoon.

Rebecca Prohaska went out for food and returned to find Meredith on the floor, with purple lips and no pulse.

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According to Fox 6:

“She got her first HPV vaccine at around 10:30, 11 o’clock that morning,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

At some point, Rebecca Prohaska says she remembers getting a handout about possible side effects.

“Thirty minutes later she was trying to sleep. I kept waking her up,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

By 3:30 that afternoon, Rebecca Prohaska went out for a half-hour to get food.

“I came back and I found her on the floor,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

Rebecca Prohaska — a 14-year veteran EMT for the National Guard, performed CPR after calling 911.

Meredith Prohaska was pronounced dead at the hospital. No one could say why.

“It was the hardest thing when they called and said they don’t know. There was no reason. She was the healthiest 12-year-old,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

Planned Parenthood’s Gender Confusion

Posted in HPV, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , on October 9, 2013 by saynsumthn

I saw this poster by Planned Parenthood when they tweeted this, “Everyone who has a cervix can get cervical cancer – no matter your gender or who you have sex with.”

PP Cervix Tweet

PP CERVIX Gender Confusion PP

NO MATTER YOUR GENDER? UH…A CERVIX IS PART OF THE FEMALE BODY – PLANNED PARENTHOOD….But then again- they do not know the baby is a separate person, why would they get this right as well.

According to medical dictionaries:

Cervix: The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman’s lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

Cervix Def

And from WEB MD:

The cervix is a cylinder-shaped neck of tissue that connects the vagina and uterus. The cervix is made of cartilage covered by smooth, moist tissue, and is about 1 inch across. There are two main portions of the cervix:

I guess the message Planned Parenthood is trying to send is that HPV leads to Cervical Cancer and anyone can get and or spread it…..but..they should have been a little more clear, don’t ya think?

Planned Parenthood on HPV “All of us get it” new study shows HPV may reactivate in older women

Posted in HPV, Planned Parenthood and schools, Planned Parenthood and teens, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood Expert on sex: “Expect to get HPV- All of us get it”

Watch this video:

Dr. Vanessa Cullins: Vice President for Medical Affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Don’t you just want to give her a BIG INVITE to speak at your kid’s school?

GREAT that Planned Parenthood a HUGE promoter of SEX among teens things – We will all get HPV because a new study says that even with treatment HPV may Reactivate in older women:

‘Hidden’ HPV May Reactivate in Older Women

The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say.

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Many older women infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their youth may not “clear” it from the body as completely as once thought, a new study suggests.

The research hints that HPV infection in older women is often the reactivation of a strain picked up years ago, rather than a newly acquired sexually transmitted infection.
The study authors also found that HPV may be difficult to detect in the body more than one to two years after the initial infection.

“Women who fail to ‘clear’ [HPV] infections are known to be at high risk for cervical cancer, but what are the true long-term risks for the vast majority of women who appear to clear their initial infection? The current study addresses what does ‘clearance’ really mean,” said Dr. Rhoda Sperling, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She was not connected to the new study.

The findings were published online Dec. 13 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

HPV can cause genital warts and is also thought to be a major cause of cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina and anus in women.

This study included about 850 women, aged 35 to 60, in Baltimore who underwent routine cervical cancer screening from 2008 to 2011. HPV infection was more common among women who reported a new sexual partner within six months prior to the study, but the authors pointed out that these women accounted for only 3 percent of the participants.

Nearly 90 percent of HPV infections were detected in women who had more than one lifetime sexual partner, and 77 percent were detected in women who had five or more sexual partners in their lifetime, the study authors noted.

According to the researchers, the findings suggest that women who became sexually active during and after the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s have a much higher risk of HPV infection than women who became sexually active prior to 1965. That’s because women who became sexually active during the sexual revolution likely had more sexual partners during their lifetime.

“Taken together, our data raise the possibility that reactivation risk may increase around age 50 years and contribute to a larger fraction of HPV detection at older ages, compared with new acquisition,” wrote the team led by Patti Gravitt, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Malaysia.

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US recommends routine HPV vaccination for boys

Posted in Gardasil, HPV, Vaccinations with tags , , on February 3, 2012 by saynsumthn

WASHINGTON — US health authorities on Friday urged all boys age 11-12 to get a routine vaccination against the most common sexually transmitted disease, human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Other changes as part of an annual update to US immunization schedules included a recommended hepatitis B vaccine to the protect the livers of adults up to age 60 who have diabetes and a vaccine against whooping cough for pregnant women.

The updates, agreed upon by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report of February 3.

The HPV vaccine has been approved for girls since 2006 but the CDC had not expressly urged it for boys, though boys were included among those who could receive it to prevent certain cancers and genital warts.

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HPV vaccination Mandates for boys?

Posted in HPV, Vaccinations with tags , , on October 25, 2011 by saynsumthn

Boys should get HPV vaccine too, panel says
by Associated Press
October 25, 2011 at 10:29 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That’s the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

Doctors argue that it could protect boys against genital warts and some kinds of cancers. But they also say vaccinating 11- and 12-year old boys could also help prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted virus to girls.

The HPV vaccine has been controversial since it was recommended for girls five years ago. And only about a third of adolescent girls have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation Tuesday. Federal health officials usually adopt what the panel says and asks doctors and patients to follow the recommendations.

“Reproductive Rights” to once again trump “Parental Rights”?

Posted in Gardasil, HPV with tags , , , , on October 3, 2011 by saynsumthn

Vaccine bill overrides parents on child health, By Rebecca Hagelin

The Washington Times

Culture Challenge of the Week: Government and Sex-pushers Versus Parents

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown has a ticking time bomb on his desk: He must sign a recently passed bill by Sunday for it to become law. His signature, however, would set an explosive precedent: The bill would allow children as young as 12 years old to give valid consent – without their parent’s knowledge or permission – to receive vaccines that aim to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

The groups pushing the governor to sign the bill include the usual “reproductive rights” suspects: the ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice California and Planned Parenthood, to name a few. Their justification for cutting parents out of the decision-making process is the usual tripe: When it comes to sex, parents cannot be trusted to act in their children’s best interests.

The bill meets an urgent need, says its sponsor, Assemblymember Toni Atkins (a lesbian, community organizer and longtime advocate for LGBT special privileges). She argues that letting individual parents decide whether their child should receive, for example, the HPV vaccine amounts to “playing Russian roulette with kids’ lives.” Why? Because random clinic workers, school nurses or pharmaceutical representatives surely stand in a better position than the child’s parents to judge whether – for that particular child – the benefits of receiving the vaccine outweigh the risks.

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Emily Tarsell’s 21 year old daughter suddenly died from unknown causes. After a personal crusade, the devastated mother found the death could be traced to a common vaccination, Gardasil.

Calls to vaccinate boys and men for HPV in the UK

Posted in HPV, Vaccinations with tags , , on March 2, 2011 by saynsumthn

Boys ‘should have HPV vaccination’


Experts are calling for boys to be vaccinated against a sexually-transmitted virus after figures showed half of men are carrying the infection.

Certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to cause cervical cancer in women and have been linked to big increases in rates of oral cancer.

A study, published in The Lancet, found that 50% of men are infected with the virus. It also discovered every year 6% of men in the general population will acquire the cancer-causing HPV type 16.

The research – conducted by scientists at the Cancer Centre and Research Institute in Florida – has prompted British experts to call for boys being vaccinated to stem the spread of the virus and prevent genital warts and anal cancers, which are also thought to be caused by HPV.

The well-known link between HPV and cervical cancer has led to the routine vaccination of girls aged 12 to 13 in the UK since 2008.

Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Professor Lawrence Young, said: “Although the study is a little unclear about how incidence is defined, it confirms something that we have suspected for some time – that men are a reservoir of HPV infection and transmit this virus to women.

“Thus, HPV vaccination of men would not only contribute to preventing cervical cancer in women but also impact on the rising incidence of HPV-associated oral cancer – a tumour which has risen by 50% in men in the UK since 1989 and accounts for almost 2,000 deaths per year.”

Clinical consultant Dr Anne Szarewski, honorary senior lecturer at the London-based Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, added: “It must surely strengthen the argument for vaccination of men, both for their own protection, and that of their partners.”

The study analysed 1,159 men aged 18 to 70 years from the US, Brazil, and Mexico. It found that men who had 50 or more female sexual partners were 2.4 times more likely to have the cancer-causing HPV infection compared to those with one partner or no partners.

A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “The aim of the programme is to prevent cervical cancer in women and the best way to do this is to vaccinate girls and young women. Vaccination of boys was not recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation because once 80% coverage among girls has been achieved it is not necessary to vaccinate boys. 80% coverage was achieved in the first year of the HPV vaccination programme.”

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Half men infected with virus that causes cancer
More than half of all men are infected with a sexually transmitted virus that can cause them and their partner to develop cancer, a study found.

By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent 8:00AM GMT 01 Mar 2011

Around 50 per cent of the men had human papillomavirus (HPV) which often goes undetected and is easily passed on during unprotected sex.

Of that group, around six per cent of men yearly contract a new HPV 16 infection, the virus most well known for causing cervical cancer in women and also causing cancers in men.

While the majority of the nearly 200 known types of HPV cause no symptoms in most people, some cause warts while others leads to cancers of the genitals and throat.

The study further reinforces calls for a for a male HPV vaccination programme to be rolled out worldwide to nip the infection in the bud.

Girls between 12 and 18 in this country are offered the jab.
The study found men who had more than one lover were more prone to catching the virus.

Professor Anna Giuliano of the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, found 32,000 cases of cancers in men and women in the USA in 2009 were attributable to HPV infection.

It also found anogenital warts were the most common result of HPV, with 205 cases per 100,000 diagnosed every year in the USA.

In addition to the diseases HPV causes directly in men, the virus is readily transmitted from men to women putting them at greater risk.

Professor Giuliano said: “The incidence of genital HPV infection in men was high and relatively constant across age groups in Brazil, Mexico, and the USA.

“The results from this study provide much needed data about the incidence and clearance of HPV infection in men; these data are essential for the development of realistic cost-effectiveness models for male HPV vaccination internationally.”

Dr Joseph Monsonego of the Paris-based Institute of the Cervix added: “The cost-benefit ratio of vaccinating men to protect women from cervical neoplasia has yet to be definitively established.

“However, as more diseases are prevented through male vaccination, notably anal cancer, the greater the cost-effectiveness of routine vaccination of both sexes.

“Although we will continue to encourage protective measures, condom use and safe sex practices are of little value in clinical practice, with prevention of HPV transmission and its consequences still unconfirmed.

“HPV vaccination of men will protect not only them but will also have implications for their sexual partner.”

The study analysed 1159 men aged 18 to 70 years from the USA, Brazil, and Mexico, all of whom were HIV negative and had no history of cancer.

They were assessed every six months for an average of more than two years and it found the incidence of a new genital HPV infection with any HPV type was 38.4 per 1000 person months.

The chances of cancer-causing (oncogenic) HPV infection was 2.4 times higher from men who had had 50 or more female partners compared with no partners or just one partner and 2.6 times higher for men who had at least three male anal sex partners compared with no recent partners.

The average duration of HPV infection was seven and a half months for any HPV and 12 months for the cancer-causing HPV type 16.

There has been a 50 per cent rise in cases of a type of mouth cancer in the last twenty years and the increase appears to be because of HPV, earlier research has shown.

HPV also causes 80 per cent of cervical cancer cases.

The findings are published online in the Journal Lancet.