Vaccines are always going to make controversial news and recently the HPV vaccine seems to be in the spotlight.
Sweden has banned mandatory HPV vaccinations, citing ‘serious health concerns’ and the fact that they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.
However, around the globe concerns are expressed by parents of young children, in various communities, who take exception to being forced to vaccinate their prepubescent children against potential HPV risk.
Why this stand against the HPV vaccine?
NEW FILM EXPLORES DAMAGE OF YOUNG GIRLS BY HPV VACCINES
In March 2018, a three-part documentary called ‘Sacrificial Virgins’ was honoured with two awards at Brisbane, Australia’s Watchdog Film Festival – one for the being the festival’s best film and the other in recognition of its investigation ‘in search of truth and justice.’ In short, writer, director and filmmaker Joan Shenton released this documentary in order to shed much-needed light on the growing global concerns around popular HPV vaccines’ safety: Gardasil and Cervarix.
"Joan Shenton’s documentary Sacrificial Virgins questions the safety of the HPV vaccine by illustrating that many individuals correlate the onset of a disability or the death of their daughter with the vaccine," said festival founder and director James Hyams in a press release. "Shenton questions medical professionals about the methodology of the HPV clinical trials and develops a case that further scientific research needs to be conducted to alleviate growing concern about the risks and benefits of the HPV vaccine."
Watch the documentary on Youtube:
- Part 1: Not for the Greater Good
- Part 2: Pain and Suffering
- Part 3: A Penny for your Pain