For those who may not remember, the HPV or human papillomavirus vaccine was released/introduced to the US back in 2006. It brought lots of controversy with it but was pushed big time to those who did not yet know how to do their research or thought they were doing the right thing by getting it or having their daughters get it.
While a lot of people think it does well and is necessary, others are not convinced. An independent Swedish researcher took on the job of looking at the vaccine results a bit closer and found that it seems the vaccine might be causing cervical cancer rather than preventing it. This researcher’s findings were published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics and goes quite in depth.
The abstract of this study goes as follows:
The Centre for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Sweden has noted in its annual report a substantial increase in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer, especially during the two years 2014 and 2015. I have sub-grouped the data according to age, using the same statistical database of the National Board of Health and Welfare as used by the authors of the above-mentioned report. The increase in the incidence of cervical cancer was shown to be most prominent among women 20–49 years of age while no apparent increase was observed among women above 50. The FDA has noted in the clinical trials referred to it for marketing approval that women exposed to the human papillomavirus (HPV) prior to vaccination had an increase in premalignant cell changes compared with placebo controls. I discuss the possibility that HPV vaccination could play a role in the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer by causing instead of preventing cervical cancer disease in women previously exposed to HPV. A time relationship exists between the start of vaccination and the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines were approved in 2006 and 2007, respectively and most young girls started to be vaccinated during 2012–2013.
These findings seem to threaten the narrative that HPV vaccines are ‘safe and effective.’ When assessing these things the researcher looked at analytics and found that the rates in younger women and older women were very different. It seems the increase affected mostly younger women, for the most part, those in their 20s. Why would this be? Doesn’t it take years to develop after a person gets HPV in general? This is sketchy at best and was seen as a red flag.
It seems the HPV vaccine is causing an increase in cervical cancer and to be honest I am not that surprised. The adverse effects alone from the HPV vaccine have been more than enough for me to never want anyone I know to have it. What do you think about all of this?
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