Study: HPV Vaccine Will Not Turn Your Daughter Into a Diseased Slut

A study released Monday reveals rebuked the notion young women who are vaccinated for HPV start having unprotected sex and find themselves laden with sexually transmitted infections. SHOCKING news. » 2/09/15 4:50pm 2/09/15 4:50pm

STD Map Lets You See How Many of Your Neighbors Have the Clap

If you live in California, Texas, Michigan or New York, you probably know someone who has the clap. If you’re in Alaska, it wouldn't be unwise to just assume you have the clap. » 10/06/14 1:00pm 10/06/14 1:00pm

​Over 200 Girls in Colombia Fall Sick With Mystery Illness

A small town in northern Colombia has been blindsided by a odd and mysterious illness, causing more than 200 girls between the ages of 9 and 16 to come down with symptoms like fainting, numbness in the hands, and headaches. While some are deeming it a case of mass hysteria, parents are demanding an investigation as… » 8/31/14 12:00pm 8/31/14 12:00pm

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? » 8/27/14 11:41am 8/27/14 11:41am

NYC Council Member Goes Public with 'High-Risk HPV' Diagnosis

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed on Twitter today that she's been diagnosed with "high-risk HPV," and needs to get a biopsy as soon as possible. » 8/18/14 7:45pm 8/18/14 7:45pm

Say Goodbye to Pap Smears, Ladies. (Maybe.)

Guess what? There might be a new way to detect cervical cancer that doesn’t involve a pap smear. Unfortunately, this new fangled test still uses a cold speculum. Sorry ladies. » 4/25/14 4:50pm 4/25/14 4:50pm

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 Vaccines Don't Really Apply to Black Women

New research has indicated that HPV vaccines do not carry the strains of the disease that most affect black women, citing a lack of diversity in clinical trials of the vaccine. HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, has about 100 different strains, 40 of which are spread by sexual contact. The… » 10/29/13 1:40pm 10/29/13 1:40pm

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

The Exciting Things You Learn While Volunteering at a Women's Clinic

First of all: there are men out there who will water down their urine in order to offer their wives "proof" they didn't give them chlamydia. » 7/08/13 12:19pm 7/08/13 12:19pm

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

Get That Shot Before You Suck That Dick

So maybe you hate giving blowjobs. Maybe you love giving blowjobs. Either way, there's something you might want to consider on the way to spit-or-swallowtown. » 5/09/13 10:00am 5/09/13 10:00am

More Parents Are Totally Not Going to Vaccinate Their Daughters Against…

Despite mounting evidence that the HPV vaccine does not, in fact, turn teens into whore monsters, more parents are crossing their arms, frowning suspiciously, and insisting to their friendly, neighborhood GP that they will not be vaccinating their daughters against HPV, thankyouverymuch. » 3/18/13 5:15pm 3/18/13 5:15pm

You Can't Escape: For Some, HPV Returns at Menopause

Women who grew up (and slept around*) during the "sexual revolution" in the 1960s and 70s but settled down with longtime partners before the HIV/AIDS epidemic thought they got off easy when it came to STIs. » 12/13/12 10:50am 12/13/12 10:50am

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