Dr. Northrup sent out a cautionary message about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to her entire e-community in November 2006 when the Gardasil vaccine was approved and being promoted to all girls and young women as a way to help prevent cervical cancer. She advised you to forego having your daughters (or yourself) vaccinated, explaining that the inoculation wasn’t necessary and that it carries significant risks. Sadly, to date there have been thousands of incidents of side effects and health problems, including more than 30 deaths, connected with the Gardasil vaccine.
Like most OB/GYNs, I’ve prescribed my share of birth control pills, even though I’ve long argued that there are safer alternatives that are just as effective when used conscientiously. As long as you don’t mind putting your ovaries on “automatic pilot” and ignoring your fertility, there’s nothing that comes close to the pill for sheer convenience.
Ponce de Leon, the 18th century Spanish explorer, looked for the fountain of youth all over Florida. He found the beauty of that land, but no secret of rejuvenation. Now, Dr. Christiane Northrup has “put her finger on the pulse not only of rejuvenation, but also of delicious joy in her latest book, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause.”