On June 8, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, a vaccine created by the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, to protect girls and young women from specific human papillomavirus (HPV) strains that can lead to 70% of cervical cancer cases.(1) Since receiving approval in America and many European countries, tens of millions of females between ages 11 to 26 have been vaccinated with Gardasil. At this time, state legislators are considering campaigns to make Gardasil widely available if not mandatory.(2) While most who have received the vaccine are symptom-free, a growing number of desperate mothers believe in their heart and soul that Gardasil has caused their daughters’ serious, chronic—and sometimes life-threatening—adverse reactions.
Committed to helping and de-coding the contradictions between Merck’s scientific studies and those who are suffering serious side effects that seem to be linked to the vaccination, EmpowHer is presenting this white paper. The intention of EmpowHer is to act as a lightening rod and advocate for action if there are enough adverse cases reported. With this in mind, we are inviting you to let us know of young girls and women whose health has suffered following Gardasil injections.
This white paper will give you a glimpse into both sides of the story, plus related links and references to a wealth of media, personal stories, scientific studies, and governmental agencies. In this way, we are inviting you to be empowered, and to get informed, connected, and involved.
“I can’t believe you’re calling me,” Jodi Speakman told Michelle Robson, founder of EmpowHer.
Michelle had called Jodi in response to a comment Jodi posted on EmpowHer on April 13, 2009.
”I’m desperate for information about the Gardasil vaccine and my daughter’s many adverse reactions to it,” Jodi said. “We’re searching. We’re trying to figure this out.”