Oct 15, 2012 — Researchers found that 11- and 12-year-old girls who had the vaccine were no more likely to have had sexual health issues than ones who didn't. Still, parents' concerns about daughters and sexual activity remain a barrier to widespread adoption of the HPV vaccine, along with concerns about vaccine safety.
Sep 18, 2012 — Women with HIV have a high risk of getting cervical cancer, but the traditional screening method for the disease — a pap smear — isn't available in many poor countries. Now doctors have developed a cheap, simple alternative way to detect cervical cancer, and it's saving lives in Africa and Asia.
Mar 14, 2012 — For years, doctors have recommended that women start getting Pap smears every year or two to try to catch signs of cancer early, when it's easiest to prevent and treat. But new guidelines say that testing every three years is a better idea for most women.
Mar 12, 2012 — Researchers found a 15 percent lower risk of prostate cancer among circumcised men than those who hadn't been circumcised. But the study doesn't prove that circumcision would work, though there're some reason to think it might.
Jan 27, 2012 — Men were much more likely to have an oral HPV infection than women. And people who have had more sex partners and more frequent sex were more likely to be positive for HPV.
Oct 25, 2011 — Experts voted to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all 11- and 12-year-old boys be vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck's vaccine against human papillomavirus. Vaccinations could start as early as age 9.
Sep 22, 2011 — A bioethicist says Rep. Michele Bachmann was not able to meet his challenge and produce evidence linking the HPV vaccine with mental retardation.
Sep 15, 2011 — Now there's money riding on Rep. Bachmann's claims that a cervical cancer vaccine is harmful. Two prominent bioethicists said they will pay more than $10,000 if claims that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation can be proved.
Sep 13, 2011 — The American Academy of Pediatrics said there is no validity to statements that a vaccine against cervical cancer is dangerous and can lead to mental retardation.
Sep 7, 2011 — In Perry's defense, the HPV vaccine is recommended for girls at age 11 or 12 not just by the federal government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, but also the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.