Three Female Relatives With 85% Cancer Risk All Opt For Radical…

In November of last year, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose discovered that she had inherited a high genetic risk of breast cancer. She decided to get a double mastectomy—but only if she didn't win the pageant. But Even this wasn't enough of a kotow to the powers of pageantry. When she went public with her decision,… » 4/13/13 4:00pm 4/13/13 4:00pm

It's Official: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Turn Teens Into Whore Monsters

New research today from the Department of Oh My God Why Does This Study Have To Exist — turns out, vaccinating teenage girls against HPV won't cause them to go from innocent children drawing pictures of flowers with crayons to unstoppable slutzillas. Sort of like how wearing seatbelts doesn't cause car accidents, or… » 10/15/12 11:40am 10/15/12 11:40am

Bishop Bans HPV Vaccine in Catholic School, Because Cancer Prevention…

One would think that out of all the things in this great spinning, swirling, Shake Weighting world of ours, cancer prevention would be the one cause that everyone — no matter what funny hat they think God told them to wear — could get behind. But one dogged Canadian Bishop has bravely gone against the grain, fighting… » 6/27/12 1:00pm 6/27/12 1:00pm

More Confusing Recommendations For Your Cervix

Get ready to update your gynecological scorecards, because now we have yet another recommendation on what should be happening to your lady business every year. While more and more doctors are using tests for HPV, an influential federal advisory panel has announced it won't endorse HPV screening and only recommends Pap… » 10/19/11 1:55pm 10/19/11 1:55pm

Shocker: Bachmann Never Accepted Bioethicist's HPV Vaccine Bet

Yesterday was the deadline for Michele Bachmann to accept University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Arthur Caplan's challenge to produce a single person who's developed "mental retardation" from Gardasil. Caplan offered to donate $10,000 to a charity of her choice if she could just locate the mystery woman whose daughter… » 9/23/11 9:50am 9/23/11 9:50am

Bioethicist Bets Michele Bachmann $10,000 She's Wrong About HPV

Michele Bachmann is continuing to all-out make up stuff about the HPV vaccine, but she never said she's a scientist. As it happens, one of them just bet her $10,000 to prove that there is a real person who developed "mental retardation" from Gardasil. » 9/16/11 7:15pm 9/16/11 7:15pm

You Can Talk About Your Vagina Anywhere

"The vagina is becoming big business." This is not a story about sex work — it's about marketers talking honestly about female genitalia, and the fact that the AP is getting away with using it high up in their stories is basically case in point. » 9/15/11 7:45pm 9/15/11 7:45pm

The Sex-Hating Hysteria Behind Republicans' HPV Vaccine Debate

Michele Bachmann seems to have struck gold at yesterday's Republican debate. She went after Rick "I Hate Cancer" Perry, again for mandating an HPV vaccine, and she hasn't stopped pushing it since. But as anyone who's followed this debate already knows, this is not about vaccine side effects, government mandates, or even… » 9/13/11 5:50pm 9/13/11 5:50pm

Bachmann Attacks Perry Over HPV Vaccine Mandate

Tonight at the CNN/Tea Party Express Republican debate in Tampa, Rick Perry's decision to issue an executive order in 2007 mandating HPV vaccines for girls came up again, and the other candidates went into attack mode — particularly Michele Bachmann. The Republican candidates discussion of the HPV vaccine contained a… » 9/12/11 11:34pm 9/12/11 11:34pm

The Possibility Of Relief From Your Annual Pap Smear Hell

Some news for the health of your nether regions: one study suggests it's safe for women to get a pap smear and HPV test every three years if your last test was normal, and another says men should also get the HPV vaccine. Let's discuss. » 5/19/11 1:25pm 5/19/11 1:25pm