Today I re-discovered a powerful advocate for protection of our children against HPV. As my long-time readers know, I have written extensively about HPV, its prevalence, and how parents can protect their children.
Michelle Whitlock is the author of the recently published book How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice.
Michelle is a motivated activist for one of the biggest challenges to parents and their beloved children. I wrote about her in 2008 in this post: HPV | Changing teenagers' futures in a heartbeat
Michelle unknowingly contracted one of the strains of HPV that causes cervical cancer. Surgery for the cancer was not successful, and Michelle was informed that she would need a hysterectomy. She took a proactive stance and consulted with doctors who harvested some of her eggs. Today, she and her husband are the lucky parents of a child born by surrogacy. Michelle's new book tells her story and also educates young women and men about the danger of HPV and how to avoid contracting it.
Other posts on this blog about HPV, the issues, the need for education of teenagers and their parents may be found here.
See an interview with Michelle below.