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New Study Suggests Male Foreskin is a Reservoir for HPV; May Have Implications for Vaccinations and Circumcisions

A new stdy found that male foreskin is a reservior for HPV.  The authors suggest that this shows we should be vaccinating boys as well. Others question its implications for circumcision. 

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Morning Roundup: Gardasil Also Effective in Men

HPV vaccine is just as effective in men at preventing genital warts, more children getting health care with CHIP, Spain keeps marriage age at 14 (and what’s it like in your state?), and the Vatican is setting up an HIV/AIDS conference.

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Morning Roundup: Anti-choice Group Can Intervene in Oklahoma Lawsuit

Anti-choice group intervenes in CRR’s OK ultrasound lawsuit, Virginia moves to repeal mandatory HPV vaccine, protesters scare woman away from Planned Parenthood and she ends up at Gosnell’s office, and please enjoy a bible if you’re pregnant and scared.

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new book on HPV vaccine in historical context

speaking of HPV vaccines

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HPV and Men: What You Might Not Know About Prevention

More than half of sexually active men in the United States will have some form HPV at some point during their lifetime. Yet many don’t know the HPV vaccine was recently approved for men.

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Roundup: Stories That Remind Us Why Healthcare Reform is Needed

While Congress counts votes for healthcare reform, New Jersey debates eliminating family planning funding, and South Carolina’s budget is tough for those with HIV/AIDS.

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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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