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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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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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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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Nobel Prize Awarded to Virologist Who Linked HPV to Cervical Cancer

German virologist Harold zur Hausen’s Nobel Prize is a reminder that there is overwhelming scientific consensus that HPV is the cause of cervical cancer.

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Inaccurate Pap Smear Results Common in Colombia

A majority of Colombian women get Pap smears, but new studies show that ten percent of such tests administered in Colombia yield inaccurate results.

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HPV Vaccine Access Should Be Unrestricted

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.

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