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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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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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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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The No-Brainer Syndrome

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?

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