HPV Vaccines Have More Risk than Benefit – Dr. Nick Leroy

HPV vaccines are recommended as part of the OBGYN standard of care; however, as of April 2015, I cannot recommend HPV vaccines. Both the safety and effectiveness of the Gardasil® and Cervarix® vaccines remain uncertain. A serious discussion of this topic would be a book in itself, so I will stick to the main issues for the sake of brevity.The biggest problem with evaluating the effectiveness is that in “fast-tracking” the HPV vaccines for approval, the FDA violated its own requirements and made potentially erroneous assumptions on insufficient data (only three years’ worth). In effect, it was assumed that any diminished cervical dysplasia attributed to the vaccines was a prevention of cervical cancer. However, cervical dysplasia will often clear without any intervention making the assumption invalid.

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