To Pap or Not to Pap? That is the Question.

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The advice used to be simple, if not necessarily what women wanted to hear: A Pap smear every year. New cervical cancer screening guidelines released today are more detailed and precise, and may seem like the latest in a series of ever-changing and possibly confusing health care recommendations. The

One Less to Get the HPV Vaccines – Gardasil and Cervarix

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We are going to be One Less to get the HPV Vaccine Gardasil and Cervarix.

Female Condoms Cost-Effective For HIV Prevention- do they work?

A bus in Washington, D.C., displays an advertisement for a female condom in July 2010. To encourage their use, community groups distributed more than 500,000 of the female condoms, flexible pouches that are wider than a male condom but similar in length, during instruction sessions at beauty salons, barber shops, churches and restaurants.

A second generation of female condoms, which was approved in 2009, is cheaper than the first version. Still, the condoms for women are a lot more expensive than those for males. And female condoms remain pretty unfamiliar to most people.

But a new study finds there’s no question female condoms are a good bargain when it comes to preventing HIV infections.

MedPage Today Says Days of Free Sex are Back – Spins Study in Infectious Disease News

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Women who use oral contraceptives do not appear to have any increased risk of acquiring HIV, researchers said here. But, depending on the types of statistical analyses employed, there was a 37% increased risk of HIV acquisition with injected hormonal contraceptives, McCoy told MedPage Today during the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Condoms Suck – Time to Stop Having Sex or Re-Invent the Condom?

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Here’s the dirty little secret of condoms: They actually were meant to suck. In 1877, a medical study of syphilis prevention described condoms as “the least bad system, and so much the better if a condom is more likely to inspire disgust than provoke desire. The number of couplings, and consequently of cases of [infection], will thereby be reduced.” In other words, if condoms suck badly enough, maybe people will get so turned off that they won’t have sex anymore.

‘I Have Riff-Raff In My Hoo Hoo’

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DENVER — A new ad campaign is getting attention across the metro area, especially with one saying on the side of an RTD bus: “I Have Riff Raff In My Hoo Hoo.””What is, ‘I have riff-raff in my hoo hoo?'” asked 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger.”It’s slang that is very — it resonates with the target group,” said Ellen Marshall, one of the masterminds behind Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy and beforeplay.org.

HPV and oral cancers: the explanation?

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Staying Healthy in a Challenging World Cathie Lippman, M.D. Posted on January 27, 2012 The LA Times this morning reports on a new study showing than about 7% of American teens and adults carry the human papillomavirus in their mouths and this is a probable cause for much of the increase in mouth and throat Continue Reading …

Girls Who Get HPV Vaccine Still Value Safe Sex

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Gardasil – the new sexually morality? LB MedPage Today By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Published: January 04, 2012 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.   Most girls who receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine don’t take it as a license for riskier sexual behavior, researchers reported. Continue Reading …

Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs

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MSN Health Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four girls who gets the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mistakenly thinks that her risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases is lowered, a new study indicates. HPV is the most Continue Reading …

Some girls overestimate HPV vaccine protection

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Study funded by NIH and with research grants given by Merck?  Now what are they up to?  Birth control pills and HPV vaccines and adolescent immaturity do not mix period. Girls think they are ‘safe’ – how wrong they are…. they are being manipulated for their pelvic gold mine. ….. LB. Reuters Some adolescent girls Continue Reading …