Women's rights advocates are protesting the São Paulo department of education's standard of requiring either gynecological exams or proof of virginity from their female candidates. Damn straight they are.
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.
Andrea Grimes, a Texas-based reporter at RH Reality Check who also contributes to The Frisky, investigated the claim that under the state-funded Women's Health Program, women would have access to equal or superior health care—sans Planned Parenthood. Guess what: it's not true! I know, you're astounded.
I've always found the word "speculum" really disgusting. Not the device, although that's no picnic, but the word itself. Here's why:
A new study suggests that a single screening with a DNA test for HPV is more effective than all current methods of detecting cervical cancer. Some doctors say the easier test will replace Pap smears.
Pap smears will eventually be a thing of the past, according to a Canadian study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that DNA tests for human papillomavirus (HPV) are nearly twice as effective as the standard Pap smear for screening cervical cancer (94% vs. 55%). The DNA test is still…