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.
Many women claim that douching makes them feel cleaner, eliminates embarrassing odor and protects them against infection. But they may be doing harm to themselves along the way. I advise my patients not to douche on a regular basis. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. When you try to cleanse it yourself by using a … Read More
In the United States each year, about 15,000 women and 7,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If people are vaccinated, these cancers can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all males ages 9 to 26 … Read More
When you suffer from vaginal itching, you want relief fast. Many women assume they have a yeast infection and self-treat with over-the-counter medications. But with so many options at your local drug store, how do you pick the right one? And what if yeast isn’t causing your symptoms?
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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
Circumcising newborn boys has health benefits that make the procedure worthwhile, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy’s new policy, issued in August, is based on evidence that circumcised males are less likely to get urinary tract infections, penile cancer and some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The 2012 policy makes a stronger case … Read More