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

No, Really — the HPV Vaccine is Mostly Safe!

Gardasil is mostly, probably, almost definitely safe, according to a new study that included almost 200,000 girls who'd received at least one dose of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine which is marketed by Merck & Co. and protects against four strains of HPV. Researchers did, however, find evidence of two unpleasant side… » 10/01/12 10:25pm 10/01/12 10:25pm

HPV Vaccine Is Already Leading to ‘Herd Immunity’

A new study suggests, albeit with very tentative optimism, that the HPV vaccine Gardasil may offer benefits even to women who don't get inoculated through a phenomenon known as "herd immunity." (No word yet on when this herd immunity is going to start protecting that one lonely wildebeest that gets left on the wrong… » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am

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

Just Freaking Give Boys The HPV Vaccine Already

The facts: Roughly half of adult males in the US are infected with HPV. Some strains, passed along to women through sexual contact, can cause cervical cancer. HPV can also increase the likelihood of penile or anal cancer in men, and can cause genital warts. The FDA has already approved the vaccine for boys. But the… » 9/23/11 6:40pm 9/23/11 6:40pm

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… » 9/13/11 5:50pm 9/13/11 5:50pm

Teens Still Aren't Getting The HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine has been on the market since 2006, but as of last year, only 49% of girls have had their shots. Health officials are disappointed by the response, but they say there are several reasons the cervical cancer vaccine isn't catching on — including parents' refusal to acknowledge that one day their precious… » 8/26/11 10:40am 8/26/11 10:40am