HPV vaccine

Human papillomavirus, vaccines and women's health: questions and cautions

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Translated Title: 
Virus du papillome humain, vaccins et santé des femmes : questions et avertissements
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman, PhD
Ryan Melnychuk, PhD
Carolyn Shimmin, BJ
Madeline Boscoe, R.N., D.U.
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177 (5)
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Publication Date: 
August 28, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Details numerous safety concerns with the Gardsail vaccination, which is currently offered for free to young girls in Canada, mostly between the ages of 9-12, as a protection against some forms of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cervical cancer. Summarizes some of the major questions and concerns that the authors felt needed to be addressed before there was a full-scale roll-out of an HPV vaccination program.

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Summary basis of decision (SBD) – Gardasil

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Sommaire des motifs de décision (SMD) - Gardasil
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Online
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Health Canada - Health Products and Food Branch
Publication Date: 
March 16, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines the scientific and regulatory considerations that factor into Health Canada regulatory decisions related to Gardasil, the vaccine for human papilloma virus.

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Statement on human papillomavirus vaccine

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Déclaration sur le vaccin contre le virus du papillome humain
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National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
February 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses specific elements of the analytic framework for immunization programs in Canada. Makes recommendations about the use of HPV vaccine. Comments on important research gaps for the optimal use of this vaccine in Canada.

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Canadian human papillomavirus vaccine research priorities workshop: Final report - Public Health Agency of Canada

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Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
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Ottawa, ON

Report on the proceedings of an invitational HPV Vaccine Research Priorities Workshop on November 17-18, 2005, in Quebec City hosted by The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Infection and Immunity and the Institute of Cancer Research, held. The workshop was attended by 53 Canadian and international HPV experts and researchers from the areas of vaccines, cancer, and sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of the meeting was to examine the current Canadian and international status of HPV vaccine research and develop national research priorities before the vaccines become approved for use in Canada.

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HPV, vaccines, and gender: policy considerations June 25, 2007

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VPH, vaccins et genre : considérations de principe - 25 juin 2007 (Sommaire)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Abby Lippman, PhD
Ryan Melnychuk, PhD
Carolyn Shimmin
Madeline Boscoe, R.N., D.U.
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
June 25, 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarize some of the major questions and concerns to be addressed before there is a full-scale roll-out of an HPV vaccination program.

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Letter to the editor re: disinformation about HPV vaccine

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Une lettre à la rédaction contre la désinformation sur le vaccin anti-VPH
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Madeline Boscoe, RN, DU
Abby Lippman, PhD
Ellen Reynolds
Anne Rochon Ford
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
February 6, 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Submitted to the Globe and Mail January 31, 2008 discussing misinformation published in the newspaer about  the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

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Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
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Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
Publication Date: 
2008

Gives basic information about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Includes information about testing and treatment.

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Ten good reasons to be concerned about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign

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Dix bonnes raisons d'être préoccupées par la campagne de vaccination contre le VPH
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Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Federation du Québec pour le planning des naissances
Publication Date: 
October 2008

Outlines the main concerns that the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN), along with many women’s, teachers’, nurses’ and youth organizations, have about the vaccination program that was introduced in Quebec against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in hopes of reducing rates of cervical cancer.

Translated and adapted by Women and Health Protection and the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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The HPV Vaccine: Information for Parents (and others considering it)

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
January 2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Plain language guide explaining the HPV Vaccine

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Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Judy Norsigian
Robin Barnett
Alicia Priest
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Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the questions and concerns raised by many women's health organizations about the HPV vaccine and mass immunization of girls aged 9 to 13.

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