For years, the HPV vaccine has been recommended for children as young as 9, all the way up to adults age 26. Now the FDA has approved the vaccine for those ages 26 to 45.
Even though we’ve seen great strides in HPV prevention and treatment, the benefits are limited to a small population — women with access to HPV tests and vaccines. Find out how HPV self-tests could change the game and help more women all over the world.
Cases of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a sexually transmitted disease with a proven link to cancer — have fallen since a vaccine to prevent the disease was introduced in 2006, a new study says.
Not every woman needs a pelvic exam every year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP). However, you may want to hold off on canceling that appointment. Experts say skipping your pelvic exam could still have some unintended negative consequences on your health. The pelvic exam has important benefits, says OB/GYN … Read More
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If you are a parent who feels confused about vaccine safety for your child, here’s some data about the vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) to ease your mind. Researchers studied both HPV vaccines in tens of thousands of people around the world. More than 46 million doses have been distributed to date, and there have been … Read More
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination protects against four types of HPV– two that cause 75 percent of cervical cancer cases and two that cause 90 percent of genital warts cases. HPV is transmitted through sexual intercourse, however it can also be transmitted through simple genital contact, oral sex, and can even be found under your … Read More