The latest issue of Ms. Magazine has an unfortunate article (which unfortunately is not online) about the HPV vaccine. The gist of it is that the vaccine is good for women and anyone who opposes it (and they only acknowledge opposition that is based on fears that it will promote promiscuity) is anti-woman. Nowhere is there any mention that there are concerns about both the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine that have not yet been fully addressed or that Merck, the company that manufactures the vaccine, has provided very significant funding to many of the legislators that are pushing the vaccine.But that actually isn’t what this post is about. This last week there was more confirmation that hormone replacement therapy is probably responsible for a significant percentage of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer deaths during several decades. According to the Washington Post , “An awful lot of breast cancer was caused by doctors’ prescriptions,” said Larry Norton of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. “That’s a very serious and sobering thought.”
I love Lucinda Marshall, founder of the Feminist Peace Network, who wrote this article. Read the whole thing. I have been a voice crying in the wilderness for DECADES now that in all likelihood, it is PRESCRIPTION HORMONES which are responsible for the huge rises in breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers in the United States and the UK. Women who have spent their lifetimes studying these connections have been saying precisely the same thing. Of course, we have to have a MALE DOCTOR admit to it before anybody takes it seriously, after who knows how many women have died.
Thanks so much, Lucinda, for all you do. I didn’t realize you were blogging and am adding you to the blogroll yesterday!
Along the same lines, from the Global Sisterhood Network, which I also love and can’t say enough good things about: