All My Children takes on the world of STDs with a storyline about HPV that is, unfortunately, more dramatic than it is accurate.
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.
Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have prohibited coverage of abortion in state insurance exchanges; the wife of Kermit Gosnell is released on house arrest; Justice Sotomayor will visit a birthing center/Head Start provider in DC next week; and could HPV contribute to lung cancer?
Testing at home for HPV, Montana guts family planning program, Tennessee will reimburse vaginal and C-section births at the same rate, nineteen Senators sign letter supporting Planned Parenthood, and Dillard’s department store is sponsoring a fashion show to benefit Heroic Media, who is raising money for more racist billboards.
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.
Oral sex and head and neck cancer, Baltimore CPC law is struck down, parental notification in New Mexico, making judicial bypass harder on teens, and a cosponsor of the “it’s not rape unless you’re forced” bill says they didn’t mean it that way.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The number of deaths from cervical cancer in the United States has declined dramatically. Yet 4,000 women still die each year from a mostly preventable disease. What’s going on?
Earthquake that has not happened yet is pre-blamed on gay marriage, Lifesite.com wastes no time in calling Congresswoman Giffords a “pro-abort,” male circumcision may reduce spread of HPV, teen pregnancy in DC, a “gay hot potato,” and a beautiful tribute to the work of Planned Parenthood from an unlikely patient.
A Minnesota hotline is being set up to text STD info to interested parties. But will it be more successful than texting birth control reminders has been?
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. Approximately 75 percent of all sexually active individuals will contract HPV at some time in their lives. There are many different strains of HPV, some more dangerous than others. Here is what you need to know.