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  • Doctors recommending HPV vaccine for boys

     Doctors recommending HPV vaccine for boys
    Q: I've heard that the HPV vaccine is now being recommended for boys. Why? Does my 12-year-old son really need this? A: Yes, the quadrivalent HPV4 (brand name Gardasil) vaccine is now routinely recommended for all boys 11 to 12 years of age. It is a good...
  • The cost of sexually transmitted disease

    Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
  • Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination

    Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren't more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, in a new study from Georgia. That goes against worries on the part of...
  • The HPV vaccine and teen sex

    The HPV vaccine and teen sex
    If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, wouldn't you do it? The answer may sound obvious. But we can vaccinate our kids against some vicious types of cancer -- and many parents are deliberately choosing not to. Why? Because the cancers...
  • Gay women not getting tested for cervical cancer

    Correction: An earlier posting misstated the percentage of lesbians who had not received pap tests compared to all women. The Sun regrets the error. Many gay women are not being screened for cervical cancer, putting them at increased risk of...
  • Wait longer between Pap tests, ob-gyns say

    Wait longer between Pap tests, ob-gyns say
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most women can wait three to five years between Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, according to guidelines released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The recommendations fall in...
  • Carmen Carrera comes out--as transgender

    Carmen Carrera comes out--as transgender
    Carmen Carrera's introduction to many of her fans started on the cult hit "RuPaul's Drag Race," where she became known for her flawless figure and glamorous look. Carrera, 24 of New Jersey, quickly turned into a fan favorite, even being brought back for...
  • 'Girls' finale: When a freak accident doesn't resolve a couple fight

    'Girls' finale: When a freak accident doesn't resolve a couple fight
    Well, our crazy journey together has finally come to an end. (For now; did you people really think you were rid of us for good?) But have we really arrived anywhere? Hannah, as you’ll see, still has no idea where she is. But the rest of our ladies,...
  • Health tips for freshmen

     Health tips for freshmen
    Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college. There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say. "The thing (about)...
  • Circumcision tied to lower prostate cancer risk

    Circumcision tied to lower prostate cancer risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Circumcised men may have a slightly lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who still have their foreskin, according to a new study. The World Health Organization already recommends the controversial procedure...
  • Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers

    Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...