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Latinas and Cervical Cancer: The Fight for Greater Health Care Access

No woman should be diagnosed, let alone die, of cervical cancer. For the first time, we have a comprehensive set of tools to prevent and fight the disease.

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The Role of “Men” in Preventing HPV-Related Cervical Cancer

Men have an important role to play in preventing the spread of HPV. It is too common for women (particularly women of color) to have barriers to screening services or accessing this vaccine. This makes it even more important for men to seek the vaccine and to encourage the women in their lives (particularly the ones they are having sex with) to also be vaccinated.

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What Will It Take To End Cervical Cancer?

A list of what it will take to end cervical cancer.

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Vaccinating Children Is a Social Responsibility We Can Not Afford To Shirk

Last year research linking vaccines to autism was debunked as a complete fabrication.  Now a new study shows that the HPV vaccine does not cause promiscuity. There are no excuses left.  Parents have an obligation to society to vaccinate their children.  Not doing so is selfish.

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Cervical Cancer is Preventable. Let’s Make it a Global Priority

CIES clinic in Bolivia where 400,000 health services are provided annually. Photograph courtesy of IPPF/WHR.

Diseases such as diabetes and cancer cause tens of millions of deaths each year, many of which are premature. Once the burden of rich countries, these non-communicable diseases are increasingly affecting individuals in low- and middle-income countries where they impose heavy burdens on already fragile health systems. Among the most deadly—and preventable—of these diseases is cervical cancer.

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Study Finds Rise in HPV-related Throat Cancers

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A new study suggests that HPV-related throat cancer is on the rise. 

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Perry and the HPV Vaccine: Selling Women’s Health (and Everything Else) to the Highest Bidder

In 2007, Rick Perry signed an executive order mandating HPV vaccines for all girls entering the sixth grade. While he’s stood behind this decision for years, he began back-peddling as soon as he began running for president.  While we may never know what Perry really thinks about HPV, STDs, and prevention, a close look at this issues shows us what he thinks about campaign contributions. 

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HPV Education, Prevention & Support: Innovative Efforts Reach Young People and Older Adults

Tamika and Friends is a national organization whose mission is to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its link to HPV through education and prevention.

 

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For Latinas, The IOM Recommendations on Women’s Health Represent a Big Win

Virtually every one of the IOM recommendations will greatly benefit Latina women. whether they are seeking to plan and space pregnancies, have healthy pregnancies, keep their infants healthy, or get basic preventive healthcare.

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IOM Recommends Full Coverage of Contraceptives, Other Reproductive Health Care Under Health Reform

In a new–and much-anticipated–report, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health reform guidelines for preventive care to be developed by the HHS include no-copay for contraception and a wide range of preventive services.

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