Posts tagged "hpv vaccine"

HPV Vaccines Don’t Turn Teen Girls Into Nymphomaniacs, Says Study

It’s always something with people and vaccines. When the HPV vaccine first hit the market, there was a lot of fretting from some circles that giving teenage girls the vaccine would turn them into wanton sluts, or that the vaccine itself was unnecessary, because HPV could be avoided by women just not having sex.
One of…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015

Most Americans Don’t Know What The HPV Vaccine Does

… other than turn the adolescent girls who get it into raging sluts, that is. [Think Progress]
Breaking news: wealthy women are able to financially support their husbands as stay-at-home dads. Call me when this “trend” affects someone other than people who work on Wall Street. [New York Times]
Meet Chirlane McCray,…

Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2013

Finally Some Good News: HPV Vaccine Has Been Incredibly Effective

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in 2006, infections in women and girls have been by more than half. This statistic exceeds the expectations of researchers and although this progress is encouraging, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden stated, “the report should be a wake-up call to our…

Mary Odell / June 20, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Aren’t Completing HPV Vaccinations

The amount of young women completing the three vaccinations required for the HPV vaccine is not only low, but also dropping. The journal Cancer has published a report saying young women are not completing the full series of Gardasil, which is the only way to be fully protected from the strains of HPV which…

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2012

HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Make Teen Girls More Slutty, Survey Finds

Teen girls ages 15 to 19 who are vaccinated against HPV are not more likely to be sexually active, according to a survey in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Another positive finding is that sexually active girls who were vaccinated against HPV were also more likely to consistently use a condom than sexually active…

Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: “The Daily Show” Schools Michele Bachmann On The HPV Vaccine

Kristen Schaal was on “The Daily Show” last night as Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent addressing Rep. Michele Bachmann’s latest WTF claim that she met a woman whose child became mentally retarded from the HPV vaccine. Which, as you may have heard, the medical community says is total BS. Wear headphones and there’s imagery…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Rick Perry Flip-Flops On HPV Vaccines For Girls

In 2007, Governor Rick Perry of Texas signed an executive order requiring that all girls receive the HPV vaccine in sixth grade, unless parents decided to opt-out. It was seen as a controversial decision at the time because HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and the vaccine acknowledged that adolescent girls are sexually active.

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2011