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UK Doctors Push HPV Vaccine on Gay Men and Young Boys

Thursday, October 02, 2008 by: Joanne Waldron
Tags: HPV vaccines, health news, Natural News

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(NewsTarget) According to an article in the UK Telegraph, Dr. Paul Yeo, a virologist from Durham University, is warning that unless young boys are given the HPV vaccine, girls who receive the vaccine could become infected after the vaccine wears off at some point in the future. Yeo says that since the vaccine is so new, no one has any idea how long it will last. Even if girls get booster shots, he worries that protection will diminish within ten years.

HPV Vaccine Popular With Gay Men

Meanwhile, gay men in the U.K. have been receiving the HPV vaccine for some time, reports BBC News. Dr. Sean Cummings, of the Freedom Health Clinic, says that he has even given the vaccine to a 67-year-old man. As early as February 2007, he had already vaccinated dozens of men. Dr Anne Szarewski, clinical consultant for Cancer Research U.K., believes that it might be worthwhile to immunize men, according to BBC News, but states, "I would be interested to see the response of suggesting to parents that they should vaccinate their boys at 12 in case they become gay."

Doctor Notes Male Anatomy not the Same as Female Anatomy

Gay men in San Francisco have also jumped on the bandwagon, an article by CBS News advises. Of course, Dr. Jeff Klausner, a doctor known for his Internet advice column, states (via the CBS article), "It would be nice to see some published data that the vaccine works in men." He notes that since the male anatomy is quite different from the female anatomy, it would be a considerable leap to assume that if Gardasil works in women that it will also work in men.

No Proof This Vaccine Will Prevent Cancer

This is probably the understatement of the year, considering there is no proof whatsoever that the HPV vaccine will prevent cervical cancer in women. Just because a vaccine seems to prevent precancerous lesions in some people doesn't mean it will prevent cervical cancer. Moreover, there is already evidence that the vaccine is capable of causing considerable harm, as previously reported by NaturalNews.com. In fact, in some groups of women, the incidence of precancerous lesions increased after receiving the HPV vaccine, Mike Adams warns.

Health Ranger Gives the Straight Story

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has also been quite vocal about his opposition to this vaccine. When he learned that this vaccine was being considered for little boys, he couldn't believe it and observed, "Never mind the fact that little boys don't have a cervix." Indeed.

Adams also states in an article, "What's next? Are they going to demand that all girls be vaccinated against prostate cancer just in case they engage in oral sex with men who have enlarged prostate glands? Yes, this sounds stupid. It is stupid. And yet it's not too stupid to be embraced by Big Pharma."

Web Archive Turns up Interesting Info on CDC Page

What's even more intriguing is the information contained on an old CDC web page (that has since been removed), but luckily it was preserved using an archival mechanism by the WayBackMachine. The CDC states on a page giving advice about HPV to men, "There is no clear health benefit to knowing you have this virus -- since HPV is unlikely to affect your health and cannot be treated. For most men, there would be no need to treat HPV, even if treatment were available -- since it usually goes away on its own."

It will certainly be interesting to see how this HPV vaccine is marketed to young boys and gay men if the FDA ever grants its approval. Will the gay men be featured on the same television ads as the young boys and girls? The mind reels.

About the author

Joanne Waldron is a computer scientist with a passion for writing and sharing health-related news and information with others. She hosts the Naked Wellness: The Gentle Health Revolution forum, which is devoted to achieving radiant health, well-being, and longevity.

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