HPV vaccinated women neglecting regular cervical cancer checks

Women who have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are neglecting their 2-yearly Pap smears at higher rates than unvaccinated women, jeopardizing benefits of the vaccine, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Associate Professor Marion Saville, from the Victorian Cytology Service, and her coauthors found […] Read more »

STD Vaccination Recommendations Are Being Ignored By Most Tween Boys And Girls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all boys and girls receive the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination around the age of 11 or 12 so they are protected by the time they become sexually active. This week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has revealed that an […] Read more »

Thank You Michael Douglas–Maybe

It’s said that in a recent interview, Michael Douglas blamed his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex. The Guardian quoted Douglas as attributing his illness to the HPV virus spread through oral sex. When asked about his cancer, Douglas said, “without wanting to get too specific, this particular […] Read more »

HPV Vaccination Does Not Alter Sexual Behavior

A recent survey has found that girls between the ages of 15 and 19 who have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are no more likely to engage in riskier sexual behavior than those girls who were not vaccinated. The report published in the January issue of The American […] Read more »

U.S. Panel Debates Value of HPV Vaccine for Boys

Federal vaccine advisers on Thursday began the delicate task of deciding whether a vaccine against sexually transmitted infections that can result in genital warts and cancers should be used more widely in boys and young men. Concerns about whether to vaccinate against a sexually transmitted disease are made even more […] Read more »