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Informed Consent vs. the reality in the HPV vaccine conundrum

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

by Dr. Etienne Thomas, MBCHB (Pret) MMED Obs&Gyn (UFS)

The medical community has vowed to eradicate all illnesses and cancers as soon as possible. We have developed all kinds of miraculous medications from nanotechnology to immunizations to prevent these diseases before they even develop.

But how certain are we that these actions will in fact do what we expect them to do? With all the variabilities involved in these complex diseases can we say with certainty that a single intervention is all that is needed to prevent the disease? Being involved in research I have witnessed how personal bias can influence the outcome of even a double-blind medical trial.

Are we 100% sure that this might not have influenced the outcome of a medicine that we very willingly accept and then give to the innocent? My review of the original data showed an extremely flawed study that raised more questions than answers.

The HPV vaccine is one that most concerns me. I have seen some irregularities in my practice which started to raise more questions than answers. I have experienced the effects of the vaccine in my own family. I now share many parents concern after visiting medical practitioners with their children just to hear “sorry we can’t help you, she’s doing this to herself” or “It’s all in her head.”

How many times is a coincidence just a coincidence before it becomes a fact?”

I have read multiple medical journals and have wondered, what is so important about the HPV vaccine? It is not an infectious disease like meningitis or measles. It is a preventable sexual transmitted disease with a possibility of causing cervical cancer. Which in turn is also a treatable disease if diagnosed early. The vaccine however, is marketed as prevention for cervical cancer, when in fact it is only a prevention for HPV infection which is but one of the contributors for developing CIN lesions.

My main concern is that our children are being exposed to an immunization with no informed consent. I plan to create some sort of awareness about the immunization and its effects so parents can do their own research before saying yes to an intervention just because it’s free.

In this presentation, I am going to explain cervical cancer, CIN lesions, HPV and the prevention thereof as well as facts about the vaccine that need to be taken into account when deciding whether to vaccinate or not.


R170 (or members may pay for rest of the year in advance at R130 per session – this concession lasts only until 1 May)


Deposit fee and send POP to elma@integrativemedicine.co.za.

Contributions to SASIM Account number: 1357 003986 Nedbank Stellenbosch.

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April 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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