Both male circumcision and the new HPV vaccine have been called “no-brainers” in the fight to reduce HIV and HPV infection rates. But are they really the magic bullet solutions that they seem to be?
A new study has found that administering the HPV vaccine based on a woman’s risk factors could prevent access for the vast majority of eligible women. The study supports a federal recommendation that all females ages 11 to 26 should get the vaccine.
Despite the recognized benefits of universal programs aimed at young girls there is still a need to raise concerns about vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of women who are simply falling through the cracks.
In the third quarter, only Virginia’s state legislature mandated HPV vaccination for students, while other state legislatures specifically banned a mandate. Other state legislatures expanded eligibility for Medicaid family planning services, and some expanded funding for “crisis pregnancy centers.”
One young woman’s thoughts on how youth voices did not get the attention they deserved at Women Deliver.
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