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Roundup: Global Leaders Talk Women’s Health at UN Meetings, Gardasil Blocks Border for Young Woman

UN Meetings and Clinton Global Initiative on climate change and maternal health, Gardasil’s border issue, and news from around the web.

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Mexico to Offer Free HPV Vaccination in Federal District

The Mexican State, the metropolitan area which surrounds the capital is implementing an HPV vaccination campaign aimed at students in the sixth grade.

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The Weekly Pulse: Are We There Yet?

A Democratic Congress and administration look forward to early wins on children’s health insurance and building momentum towards health care reform.

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Colombia Fails to Include HPV Vaccine in Public Health System

In Colombia, a bill that would introduce the vaccine into Bogotá’s public health care system has just failed for the third time.

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Roundup: Abortion Has No Long-Term Effect on Mental Health; Allergic Reactions to Gardasil Uncommon

Abortion has no effect on long-term mental health; Clinton’s likely priorities as Secretary of State; allergic reactions to Gardasil uncommon; what effect would HHS conscience regulations have?

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Roundup: World AIDS Day, FOCA and the Fallout, South Dakotans in the Common Ground, Personal Takes on Adoption and Surrogacy

More on FOCA and Obama; South Dakotans took the common ground on abortion; take action on the HPV vaccine requirement for immigrant women; personal takes on surrogacy and adoption.

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RH Reality Check Interviews Nobel Prizewinner Herald zur Hausen

Prof. Herald zur Hausen’s Nobel Prize-winning research paved the way for the first vaccine against cancer in medical history, the HPV vaccine.

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There’s More To HPV Prevention Than Gardasil

The women’s health community’s own debate about the HPV The women’s health community’s own debate about the HPV vaccine has long been overshadowed by Merck’s aggressive marketing and lobbying efforts. In the midst of new critiques of Gardasil, now is a good time for women’s health advocates to reflect on what has happened, examine what remains unknown and recommit to providing the best in education and prevention.

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Is the HPV Vaccine Safe? What About the Media Reports?

In what seems to be more like tabloid style reportage than journalism one might expect from CNN, a report on Gardasil uses fear-mongering to tell a story of half-truths and incomplete facts.

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Obama or McCain’s National Sex Ed Program

Violet Blue has a message for the next President of the United States: Don’t forget about the children. You know, the ones getting pregnant and contracting STDs at jaw-dropping rates?

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