My understanding is that HPV is serious matter. It can cause cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, anal cancer. Pap smears for women are useful. Avoiding fornication and staying faithful to one’s spouse are really effective against HPV. If husband and wife only have sex with each other, and none is infected to begin with, they will be safe from the danger of contracting HPV.
Now, the Japanese government came to the conclusion that the risks (side-effects) of Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines (anti-HPV vaccines aimed to prevent HPV-associated cancers) may outweigh their possible benefits, in the fight against HPV. They no longer recommend vaccination of girls with these vaccines, until more studies are conducted.
Japanese science and medicine are very advanced. We should pay attention to their opinions.
Japan stops cancer vaccines as World Health Organization put in sharp focus
Updated Sunday, July 14th 2013
Japanese government has withdrawn administration of vaccines against Human Papillomavirus ( HPV) in Kitui as the World Health Organisation ( WHO) faces stinging criticism. Japan has cited adverse effects including infertility, long-term pain, numbness and paralysis. The vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, were being given to schoolgirls aged between 11 and 14 in Kitui. Four strains of the HPV, out of more than 100 types, are associated with cervical cancer although there has never been conclusive proof of a link between HPV infection and development of cervical cancer. In effect, the Japanese ministry of Health is saying quite categorically that it has no faith in Gardasil and Cervarix. In contrast, Kenya’s ministry of Health says the same HPV vaccines are safe and effective. The Japanese government has advised local authorities to stop promoting vaccination of girls with Gardasil and Cervarix until more studies are conducted.
The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can “Sleep At Night”: Gardasil And Cervarix Don’t Work, Are Dangerous, And Weren’t Tested
Published On: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2013
At the time of writing, 44 girls are officially known to have died from these vaccines. The reported side effects include Guillian Barré Syndrome (paralysis lasting for years, or permanently — sometimes eventually causing suffocation), lupus, seizures, blood clots, and brain inflammation. Parents are usually not made aware of these risks.
Dr. Harper, the vaccine developer, claimed that she was speaking out, so that she might finally be able to sleep at night.
“About eight in every ten women who have been sexually active will have H.P.V. at some stage of their life. Normally there are no symptoms, and in 98 per cent of cases it clears itself. But in those cases where it doesn’t, and isn’t treated, it can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer.” - Dr. Diane Harper