Many Rh negative women are coming forward with their experiences of having been given the Anti D vaccination when they were pregnant. Many are saying that their children have autism and all kinds of other health problems, that they feel were caused by having this injection in the first place. In some cases it wasn't even necessary, as both the Mother and Father were Rh negative.
So finding the following medical article claiming that all women who are Rh negative should be given this injection is very worrying indeed.
SS5-3: Rh Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn: A Major Public Health Problem.
Alvin Zipursky MD, FRCP; Vinod Paul MD, PhD
Background: Rh hemolytic disease of newborn infants is preventable by administration of anti Rh (D) gamma globulin to Rh negative women post-partum; as a result Rh disease has been virtually eradicated from developed countries.
Objectives: To provide evidence that Rh isoimmunization and consequently Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn occurs in low income countries.
Methods: The evidence has been obtained by determining the annual total distribution of anti-Rh (D) gamma globulin world-wide. That information combined with data on total births and prevalence of Rh negativity provides indirect evidence of the total number of women who have received anti-Rh (D) gamma globulin and thereby the number who have not received protection.
Results: It is estimated that annually over one million women did not receive anti-Rh gamma globulin and as a result over 100,000 babies are born with Rh hemolytic disease resulting in stillbirths, neonatal deaths or bilirubin induced brain damage (kernicterus). In many countries Rh negative women are not identified. One approach to solving this problem has been in the state of Bihar, India where there is now a program to determine Rh groups of 34 million girls, ages 0-18.
Conclusion and implications for public health practice: This serious public health problem is preventable and programs should be developed for the prevention of Rh is immunization in all women at risk and thereby the eradication of Rh hemolytic disease of newborn infants.