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GOP Candidates on HPV Vaccine

Perry signs the controversial order which mandated the HPV vaccine be given to all Texas sixth-graders

Apparently, parents should retain the right to expose their daughters to cancer.

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HPV Education, Prevention & Support: Innovative Efforts Reach Young People and Older Adults

Tamika and Friends is a national organization whose mission is to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its link to HPV through education and prevention.

 

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Perry Says Pushing HPV Vaccine Was “Mistake”

Protecting girls from cervical cancer was a mistake, according to the presidential contender.

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Oh! The Drama! Soap Opera Treats HPV… the Wrong Way

All My Children takes on the world of STDs with a storyline about HPV that is, unfortunately, more dramatic than it is accurate. 

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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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Roundup: Montana Governor Vetoes Abortion Insurance Prohibition Bill

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?

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Morning Roundup: Dillard’s Sponsors Event to Raise Money for Racist Billboards

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.

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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: Baltimore CPC Law Struck Down

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.

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Cervical Cancer-Free America?

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?

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