vaccines

Throwback Thursday HPV Vaccine for Adults

Throwback Thursday HPV Vaccine for Adults

We read your emails but it has been brought to our attention that you fine readers have not read every single thing we ever have written on this blog. This is not acceptable. Especially considering we have published some very informative posts. Posts that one might say are skeptical in thought. To prove this to you, and to highlight some of the fun and fascinating articles that you may have missed... »

ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 29 – January 4 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 80: Oscillation, Conservation, Physics-ification! Mindy thinks about oscillation in terms of energy. Guest Post: Barbie the Feminist Former Teen Skepchick contributor Elles explores the feminist themes in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Triggers: What They Are, What To Do Have you seen posts with “trigger warnings” but are confused by what that... »

An Open Letter to Katie Couric

An Open Letter to Katie Couric

Dear Katie Couric, This week you posted a response to the critics of your talk show episode on the HPV vaccine who accused you of spending most of the episode overemphasizing the risks of the vaccine to the point of even talking about hypothetical, unproven and unlikely risks or letting your interviewees state completely false “facts” without challenge. I am not writing to you about the HPV episod... »

Guide to Convincing Parents to Vaccinate their Children

Guide to Convincing Parents to Vaccinate their Children

A couple months ago I posted, here on Skepchick, the marketing research study done by Women Thinking, Inc looking into the most effective types of messaging for convincing parents to vaccinate their children. Perhaps you read it or, more likely, you downloaded it, saw it was a million pages long, skimmed over a bit of it, then moved on. Not everyone has 20-30 minutes to read through a detailed pap... »

Immunization: Myths, Misconceptions & Misinformation

Immunization: Myths, Misconceptions & Misinformation

Way back in 2010, when Women Thinking, inc was running the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign, we were writing material to use to convince parents to vaccinate their children. The problem was that we had no idea what the most convincing arguments were. That’s when we got the idea to conduct a marketing research survey to determine the types of messages that parents would find most persuasive in convi... »

Summary of Vaccine Survey Results

Summary of Vaccine Survey Results

As you have probably already heard, Women Thinking, inc has spent the last couple years working on a project funded by the JREF to survey parents who are fence-sitters on the issue of vaccinating their children. The project is a kind of market survey to learn which arguments these parents find most persuasive in convincing them that vaccinating their children is the right choice. Although the JREF... »

Anti-Vax Hacks Abuse Fed Facts

Anti-Vax Hacks Abuse Fed Facts

Two weeks ago over at Mary’s Skepchick Quickies post, one particular comment caught my eye. Pcisek wrote the following: This has nothing to do with today’s news stories, but I know of no other forum where I can ask this question. My girlfriend has been hearing the claim that “44 women have died from the HPV vaccine”, and is looking for debunking info. Has anyone else encountered this claim, and ha... »

ICYMI: April 21 – April 27 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: April 21 – April 27 on the Skepchick Network

Hello, everyone! Are you ready to start your week? No? Me neither. Let’s delay the inevitable by checking out these posts from the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Orphan Black A review of the BBC American series. It’s About More than Just Marriage Lauren is proud that her home country has legalized same-sex marriage. On Going Vegan Olivia contemplates how her... »

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