The whole article bothers me with such terminology as 'refuse to follow', 'opportunity to educated', and more... hinting that those mothers (like myself) who do not see the benefit, but fully recognize all the risks, of the Gardisil vaccine are not educated and should follow the herd to be a good parent. But this comment just. floored. me.
"This shows that there's a difficulty in having mothers recognize that their children will become sexually active at a relatively young age," said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La. "It's a process and it's an attitudinal change that has to occur."
This doctor (and article) is saying that we should expect and know that our young children will be having premarital sex.
I don't expect my daughters will. Some of you are thinking 'she's naive'. But no, I expect that my daughters will not seek out the company of a member the opposite gender who cannot respect them. I expect that they will be raised with an integritous group of friends who will help keep them accountable. I expect that they will be raised with the understanding and appreciation of a courting relationship rather than a dating relationship.
I expect to take my responsibility seriously... to protect them from temptation, teach them about the value of abstinence, demonstrate for them a healthy marriage relationship and to respect the marriage covenant.
I expect to teach them about motherhood, how to appreciate and respect their physical body. How to understand their bodies longings as healthy but created for a specific design.
That is what I expect. And if that means not 'following' the CDC's guidelines, then I am proud to not be a part of that herd. Their daddy and I pray that they will be raised up in the way that they should go so that they would not stray from it. I won't give permission for a precaution to an act that should not be an permissed.
It is my job to protect them in that way, not by injecting them with a potentially very harmful substance. *sigh*
And finally, on the medical side of things, an article posted on Natural News.com talks about the risks of the new HPV vaccine. The risks of this vaccine seem to far out weigh the benefits.
Many doctors are not recommending this vaccine, because in addition to the serious adverse reactions and deaths that have been reported, they have concerns about the vaccine’s long-term safety and efficacy. In her well-written book called The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations, Dr. Lauren Feder notes that the pain that many girls experience after the shot is probably due to the aluminum adjuvants in the vaccine. She also cautions that the vaccine contains polysorbate 80, a substance linked to infertility in mice. After some deliberation, it was her opinion that the vaccine had more risks than benefits.