womens rights

Gardasil Weekly Update

Class action against Merck Sharp & Dohme On a positive note if there is one in this Gardasil story is the news that a class action against the manufacturers of Gardasil began on August 4, 2017 on behalf of 700 Columbian women who in March 2014 were admitted to the hospital suffering new medical conditions after the administration of Gardasil. The Reconstruando Esperanza Association consists of the alleged victims of Gardasil, […]

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Where’s the debate?

What health official in their right mind is willing to anticipate 2,300 serious adverse events to try and prevent 7.9 cases of cervical cancer? asked Norma Erickson, in her article FDA approved Gardasil 9: Malfeasance or Stupidity? Serious adverse events  are defined as death, life-threatening events, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage. According to information on the Gardasil 9 package insert, for every 100,000 people using Gardasil 9 there would be 2,300 […]

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Melbourne Launch of Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed by Helen Lobato To be launched by women’s health researcher Dr Renate Klein When: Friday June 9 Time: 5 pm for 5.30 pm Where: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Vic 3053 RSVP: Monday June 5 women@spinifexpress.com.au   In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the incidence of cervical […]

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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

  Forthcoming June Release In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed  Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the incidence of cervical cancer. What is emerging, however, is evidence of their harmful effects. In 2006, the experimental HPV vaccination program began and there have been at least 315 associated deaths and more than 50,000 adverse events following HPV vaccination. Gardasil was fast-tracked through the FDA, a […]

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Breast is best

Like most things in life these days feeding a baby has become very complicated and no doubt really expensive. I took a look at some of these infant formula websites and found that babies are not just being fed infant formula for the first few months of life but they can also have a follow on formula when they are  6-12 months old. Even toddlers who are 1-3 years are being […]

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‘Bande de Filles’- Girlhood

If you think your life is difficult, or that your future lacks promise, well check out Girlhood, a film by Celine Sciamma, released in France as Bande de filles, or Girl Gang. Many reviewers have written that this film was about female empowerment but I fail to see how they have come to this conclusion. Instead, I think that Girlhood is a stark reminder of the struggle which continues for the needs and […]

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Wave

    A terrific new novella by Hoa Pham   Wave explores the alienation of being an international student in Australia with great pathos and depth, told with Hoa Pham’s characteristic compassion and lyricism.—Alice Pung

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Why stop at poppies!

It was common at the start of the 20th century to speak of ‘ Australian Ideals’. What are our values and ideals today? Perhaps those who so generously supported the 5000 Poppy campaign could use their goodwill to help Australia progress rather than feed its militaristic tendencies. And rather than answer the call to knit or crochet a poppy perhaps these resources could be spent on the many social problems […]

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