Schoolgirl chlamydia increase blamed on cancer jab


By Martin Graham

CHLAMYDIA is on the rise among Scottish schoolgirls, and the increase has been blamed on a new jab to prevent cervical cancer.

Figures released by the NHS show that cases of the sexually transmitted disease in girls under 15 have risen by over a third, with doctors treating almost two new cases of the infection every week, mostly girls who fall within the age group offered the jab.

The trend matches the timing of the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab for all girls aged between 12 and 17 in September 2008.

The HPV jab vaccinates against the virus which is spred by sexual contac and can lead to cervical cancer.

By April 2009, nearly 94% of second year girls in Scotland had receive the jab.

Eileen McCloy of the group Not With My Child said: “We warned this would happen but we were ignored.

“I don’t believe it is a coincidence that young girls are being given the HPV jab and a year later we are seeing a sharp rise in Chlamydia cases.”

Infection with Chlamydia can lead to infertility in some girls, whilst others may experience more severe consequences such as blindness.

Chlamydia can also cause problems during pregnancy for some women.

The figures released by Health protection Scotland show that the number of cases of Chlamydia among girls was 83 in 2009, up from 61 in 2008.

The vaccine used to treat the schoolgirls is called Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

The company refused to comment on the figures.

Around 30,000 girls per year are offered a course of Cervarix when they reach second year at high school.

Some girls have suffered adverse reactions after receiving the jab, displaying symptoms like nausea, faintness, headaches and flu-like symptoms.

Scottish Conservative health spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “The rise in Chlamydia cases is a matter of great concern.

“We need research into whether the HPV vaccination programme has been a factor.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Government said: “There is no evidence that the immunisation is related in any way to increased sexual activity.”

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  1. I wonder if the HPV vaccines are causing a “false sense of safety” for these girls who may think that since they had the shot – they are “safe” from all STD’s. We have seen the same thinking with girls on birth control pills who think they are”safe” – and do not use contraception to protect themselves from STD’s. The emotional immaturity is one risk factor in vaccinating this age group.

    Another more disturbing factor is that the HPV vaccines increase auto-immune diseases – further compromising the immune system. With a lowered immune response it is much easier to be susceptible to all sorts of pathogens.

    • Of course it is, these are kids that we are talking about. You remember in middle school when they told you about safe sex because I do. The teachers lead us to believe that prophylaxis was completely safe it was something like 99.999999% safe. They also ensured us that losing our virginity would do nothing to change us in any way so as to falsely remove the fear from us that losing our virginity will change us.

      Well, outside of all the other STD’s most of which are very dangerous and deadly, HPV is probably the most common and expected among people. Young people naturally pick up on that, and that becomes the main disease that they fear. Then they’re given a vaccination, and in their minds, that means that they are invulnerable to the most likely disease to watch out for. And since they are impressionable naive kids, of course they adopt a false sense of security. These are 12 to 17 year olds for crying out loud. They are the people who are at the most foolish age a human is at in life. I mean geez, you can depend on your 11 year old to watch their brother and sister for over 8 hours, feeding them, and keeping them out of trouble, and doing what you tell them too. But as soon as he or she hits something like 12 to 14, it’s like they take stupid pills that don’t wear off, and you can barely trust them to even be by themselves for an hour, much less take care of their siblings. Of course you can’t tell them that and actually expect them to understand where your coming from.

      I don’t have kids, but I remember my teen years and the people around me. I thought it was the most fascinating thing to see a preteen who acted far more mature than a seasoned teenager only to see that preteen, who was so mature for his or her age devolve into the immature irresponsible teenager.

      I’m telling you, I’m learning from this, and when I do have children one day, discipline will be something that I do not go lightly on. I was disciplined well as a child, and I barely escaped my teen years without doing something stupid. Most of these kids today are hardly disciplined properly. Parents are far too lenient and they are about as firm as a wilted flower sitting in the sun. That’s why their children do these stupid things and why their children do have this false sense of security. They want to experiment, and nothing their parents teach them gives them any reason not to. Yeah, young adults will make their own choices, but young adults lean on their parents, and with proper discipline, a child will respect their parent. And even when they don’t agree, they will have wisdom enough to know within themselves, even if they never admit it openly, that perhaps their parents may know something that they don’t yet that they will learn later on.

      It really does change a person a bit. You can notice a sharp difference in a person’s attitude and behavior that changes after they lose their virginity. It’s subtle, but it’s there. And that subtle change was there when some of my classmates decided to go and experiment with the ideas taught to us in that sex-ed class. There’s also a subtle change in a person when they are sexually active verses when they are not. And for some, but not all, as far as I can tell, there is even a subtle change between a person when they are sexually active and married, and sexually active but not married.

  2. The increase in chlamydia cases is a cause of deep concern. The signals are there that the vaccine possibly causes the increase but it is important to investigate further.
    There are most probably registers for both chlamydia cases and for recipients of HPV vaccines. It may be possible to cross reference these registers to find out whether the vaccine does is definitely instrumental in causing chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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