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Planned Parenthood = Primary, Preventive Care

As the health care reform debate heats up, Planned Parenthood Action Fund today has launched a multimedia campaign focused on the central role played by Planned Parenthood affiliates in communities across the nation.

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Roundup: Obama’s Promise to “Pro-Lifers”

E.J Dionne says Obama should make good on his promise to seek middle ground on abortion; Obama should end federal funding of abstinece-only and fund comprehensive sex ed; Philippine reproductive health bill sparks battle with Catholic Church; Gardasil can prevent genital warts in males.

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Colorado’s Anti-Choice Amendment Advocates: Just Say No to Cancer Prevention Programs!

Colorado’s Amendment 48 backers are trying a new tactic in the face of crushing defeat: attack low-income women’s access to cancer screenings!

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Virologist Who Linked HPV to Cervical Cancer

German virologist Harold zur Hausen’s Nobel Prize is a reminder that there is overwhelming scientific consensus that HPV is the cause of cervical cancer.

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Inaccurate Pap Smear Results Common in Colombia

A majority of Colombian women get Pap smears, but new studies show that ten percent of such tests administered in Colombia yield inaccurate results.

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Roundup: HHS Regulation a ‘Sneak Attack on Family Planning’

The LA Times calls HHS proposal a ‘sneak attack on family planning’; HPV vaccine banned from Catholic school in UK; HIV rates among drug users worldwide rises; Wall Street takes welfare it begrudges to women; Why the election matters for reproductive rights; Jesuit priest embraces social support programs to reduce abortion; Remote control male birth control.

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Teen Sexual Behavior Does Not Predict HPV Risk

A teen’s sexual activity doesn’t predict her future risk for HPV, and shouldn’t determine whether she receives the HPV vaccine, University of Michigan researchers find.

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Roundup: McCain Squirms in Silence on Birth Control Question

Watch video of McCain squirming for eight long seconds in response to a birth control question, Birth control prices continue to rise, Catching up on RH issues in Latin America.

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Latin American Women Fight High Rates of Cervical Cancer

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 33,000 women die of cervical cancer each year. What is blocking universal access to testing and treatment?

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Mandatory HPV Vaccine Moves Forward in Iowa

Only two steps remain in Iowa’s legislative quest to require insurance companies to provide coverage of vaccinations for the human papillomavirus, the major cause of cervical cancer.

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