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Contracting HPV From Oral Sex Can Make You Seven Times Likelier To Develop Head And Neck Cancer

A massive medical study – of 96,000 participants over 4 years – has shown that if you contract HPV via oral sex, you’re at least seven times more likely to

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City’s City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV.

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

“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…

Anonymous | August 15, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

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.

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

SNL Debuts The Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll

There was a lot to love when Melissa McCarthy hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But my fave was a sketch she wasn’t even in: the Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2011 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Girl Talk: I’ve Got An STD

There are few moments in life more heart-stopping than realizing that there is something not right in your panties. A close second are the frantic Google searches you conduct with…

Anonymous | August 25, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “You’re A Know-It-All”

Yesterday, I posted an open call for emails from people I’ve given (published) advice to here in the past to let me know whether they followed my advice and/or the…

Wendy Atterberry | June 17, 2010 - 12:30 pm
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