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Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

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“Are you okay in there?” my roommate asked me after I’d surpassed the 30-minute mark in our shared bathroom. “Yep!” I hastily replied from the cold, linoleum floor where I sat naked. “I’ll be right out!” I took one last look through the small compact mirror...

NYU Study Shows More Than Two-Thirds of Adults Infected With HPV

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A new NYU Medical Center study shows that 69 percent of healthy American adults are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), but researchers suggest that may not always be a bad thing. Researchers studied tissue from 103 healthy men and women from ages 18 to 80...

HPV Strains Affecting African-American Women Differ from Vaccines

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the CDC African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) and 20 percent more likely to die from it compared to white women....

Michael Douglas’s Throat Cancer Allegedly Caused by Oral Sex

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Most people associate throat cancer with smoking or even drinking, but The Guardian reported yesterday that actor Michael Douglas contracted the disease by way of the human papillomavirus (HPV) caused by oral sex. They quote him as saying: “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer...

Would You Allow Your Son To Get The HPV Vaccine?

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Fact of life, most of the burden when it comes to sexual health falls on the woman. Although it has been four years since the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine was approved for use in young men, the preventive measure is still being targeted largely...

Should The HPV Vaccine Be Mandatory?

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the CDC African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) and 20 percent more likely to die from...