FDA panel backs Cervarix for women, Gardasil for men

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September 9, 2009

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel today recommended that the agency approve the Cervarix vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) for use in women and that it expand the approval of the Gardasil HPV vaccine to use in men. The FDA is not obligated to follow the recommendations from its committees of outside experts, but it generally does so.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.