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  1. What Parents Should Know About the HPV, or Cervical Cancer, Vaccine

    You've probably heard that a new HPV vaccine can protect women against cervical cancer. In fact, the vaccine may be most effective when given to girls and young women. Is the HPV vaccine something you should consider for your daughter? Is this vaccine safe? When should girls receive the shots, and a

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  2. Thwart Genital Warts: Don’t Sleep Around

    April 3, 2008 -- Nearly 6% of sexually active people surveyed reported that they have been diagnosed with genital warts, with 25-to-34-year-old women reporting the greatest percentage. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey looked at 8,849 sexually active men and women aged 18 to 59 fr

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  3. HPV Vaccine for Women Aged 19-26?

    Feb. 12, 2008 -- A new study supports giving all women aged 19-26 the HPV vaccine, if they haven't already been vaccinated, regardless of their backgrounds. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common virus spread through sex. It's a leading cause of cervical cancer, but most women with HPV don't develop

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  4. Can’t Orgasm? Here’s Help for Women

    WebMD's sexpert Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, reveals the two-part trick to having an orgasm.

  5. Chlamydia, STD Rates Soar in U.S.

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- With nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections a year and drug-resistant gonorrhea on the rise, a new CDC report offers a grim view of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in America. The report shows that STDs are on the rise across the U.S. Southern states are particularly affecte

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  6. HPV Test Helps Detect Cervical Cancer

    Oct. 3, 2007 -- The Pap test has been used for more than six decades to detect cervical cancer and precancerous cells, but a different screening method may help in better identifying precancers early in women in their 30s and beyond, findings from a large European study suggest. Researchers reported

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  7. HPV Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

    Sept. 19, 2007 (Chicago) -- Researchers report that Gardasil protects against 10 additional strains of HPV that are leading causes of cervical cancer. Gardasil came on the market last year for preventing infection with two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), 16 and 18, that are responsible for up

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  8. Virus Linked to Throat Cancer Trend

    Aug. 27, 2007 -- Unlike most head and neck cancers, throat cancer rates in the United States have not dropped in recent years, and infection with the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV) may be the cause. HPV is a virus that causes genital warts and most cervical cancers, but i

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  9. Spermicides May Ease HPV Transmission

    July 2, 2007 -- A common ingredient found in over-the-counter vaginal spermicides may ease the transmission of human papillomavirus or HPV infection, at least in animals, according to a new study. HPV infection causes genital warts and the majority of cervical cancers. "Spermicides containing nonoxy

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  10. 2nd Cervical Cancer Vaccine on the Way?

    June 27, 2007 -- A second cervical cancer vaccine, shown in a new study to be highly protective against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause the disease, may soon be available in the U.S. In a newly published international trial -- the largest study ever of a cervical cancer vaccine -- Glax

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