HPV Vaccine Myths

Few vaccines have generated as many myths as the HPV vaccine. Well at least not since folks falsely started to blame the MMR vaccine for causing an autism epidemic.

HPV Vaccine Myths

The HPV vaccines have their own myths though, from the idea that they encourage kids to have unprotected sex (they don’t) to the creation of a new disorder – ASIA (which most people think doesn’t exist).

Jay Gordon, a celebrity pediatrician, went on the Ricki Lake Show to talk about the HPV vaccine.

Not surprisingly, studies have confirmed that HPV vaccines are safe and they don’t encourage kids to unprotected sex.

And this is the vaccine that Rep. Michele Bachmann said caused mental retardation:

“She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection. And she suffered from mental retardation thereafter.”

The president of the AAP had to correct her on that one.

Most parents now understand that the HPV vaccines are well studied and in continuing studies have only been found to cause mild side effects, just like most other vaccines.

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