HPV Vaccine Will Not Turn Young Women Into Sex-Crazed Demons

After all the pearl clutching, there's officially some hard evidence to furthre disprove the ridiculous idea that addressing sexual health will lead to risky sex/sexy risk!!!!1! The results of a study released today by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center show that the getting the HPV vaccine does not… » 2/03/14 4:00pm 2/03/14 4:00pm

Katie Couric Admits She Totally Messed Up Her HPV Vaccine Episode

After airing an episode last Wednesday about the "controversial" HPV vaccine that many said included far too much fodder for anti-vaccineers, Katie Couric has apologized, explaining that "based on the science, my personal view is that the benefits of the HPV vaccine far outweigh its risks." » 12/10/13 6:00pm 12/10/13 6:00pm

HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Far Too Low, According to New Survey

Despite the tireless consciousness-raising efforts of Michael Douglas and Lena Dunham's fictional Twitter account that existed in a single episode of Girls, a new survey from the Center for Disease Control shows that the vaccination rate for teenage girls against HPV has remained dangerously low. » 7/26/13 6:10pm 7/26/13 6:10pm

Surprise, Surprise: The HPV Vaccine Works Wonders

The pervasiveness of cancer-causing strands of the human papillomavirus (HPV) has dropped by half among teenage girls in the last decade, thanks to the vaccine that was just introduced in 2006. Additionally: kindly fuck off, Michele Bachmann. » 6/19/13 5:00pm 6/19/13 5:00pm

Cunnilingus, Cancer, Michael Douglas and You

Michael Douglas recently outed himself as a dangerously prolific cunnilinguist when he claimed that his epic oral sex prowess, not his years of smoking and drinking, were to blame for his recent battle with stage four throat cancer. We interviewed doctors to set the HPV record straight before Douglas becomes the new… » 6/03/13 2:15pm 6/03/13 2:15pm

Michael Douglas Thanks Cunnilingus Marathons for Throat Cancer

Remember when Michael Douglas was (at least in the tabloids) teetering between life and death because of a stage four throat cancer diagnosis? And all the sanctimonious clean-livers were all, “Well, serves Michael Douglas right for all those years of cigarettes and booze”? Uh-huh, well, it turns out that Michael… » 6/02/13 1:30pm 6/02/13 1:30pm

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

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 side … » 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

Most Girls Aren't Finishing the Required Series of HPV Vaccines

The HPV vaccine is extremely effective at preventing the women from developing cervical cancer, but it requires a series of three shots, ideally all given within a six-month window. Unfortunately, according to new research very few of the young women who receive the initial vaccine are following through and completing… » 5/08/12 10:00am 5/08/12 10:00am