Posts Tagged HPV

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How immigration reform could help improve women’s economic security.

VICE ran a fashion spread based on the suicides of female authors.

In terrible news, two women sue a Texas jail for running a “rape camp.”

Comedian Patton Oswald changes his position on rape jokes. I’m glad, because he’s too smart not to acknowledge the existence of rape culture. And he’s too funny for me not to like him.

Potential break through in screening for the oral cancers caused by HPV.

To the surprise of nobody, Russia passes a law banning the adoption of Russian children by foreign LGBT parents. This is great news, since Russian orphanages are awesome, said no orphan ever.

It ...

How immigration reform could help improve women’s economic security.

VICE ran a fashion spread based on the suicides of female authors.

In terrible news, two women sue a Texas jail ...

What We Missed

On the contradictory messaging of Garadasil ads.

More than 12,000 people marched on the Michigan state capitol to protest the union-busting “right-to-work” law.

People really like their IUDs.

A student explains why sexual assault counseling in colleges should be confidential.

The Hairpin discovers texts from the American Girl dolls.

Nechemya Weberman, who we wrote about last week, was convicted today.

The condom of the future is dissolvable.

Scalia: If we can’t object to homosexuality, how can we object to murder?!?!?!?

On the contradictory messaging of Garadasil ads.

More than 12,000 people marched on the Michigan state capitol to protest the union-busting “right-to-work” law.

People really like their IUDs.

A student explains why sexual assault counseling in colleges should be ...

Breaking news: HPV vaccine does NOT make you more “promiscuous”

Why would anyone oppose a vaccine that could protect people from the human papillomavirus and, ultimately cervical cancer? Well, there’s intellectual heavy weight and amateur scientist Michele Bachmann, who claims the vaccine causes mental retardation. But a more widespread fear among some conservatives is that it will lead to “promiscuity.” And at the end of the day, having a lot of sex with a lot of people is way worse than dying of cancer.

Of course, the science proves, once again, that there is no correlation between the HPV vaccine and sexual behavior. A new study looking at a sample of nearly 1,400 girls, found no evidence that those who were vaccinated beginning around age 11 went on to engage ...

Why would anyone oppose a vaccine that could protect people from the human papillomavirus and, ultimately cervical cancer? Well, there’s intellectual heavy weight and amateur scientist Michele Bachmann, who claims the vaccine causes mental retardation. But ...

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South Carolina won’t give parents info on life-saving, cancer-preventing HPV vaccine

Bad news for people who want to prevent cancer--which, surprisingly enough, is not all of us.

The South Carolina House failed Tuesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill intended to provide information on and access to a free vaccine that prevents a sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus.

The House’s 54-47 vote killed the bill, which called for informational brochures on the vaccine for human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to be provided to parents of sixth-graders. Parents could choose to have their seventh-graders receive the vaccine. The bill specifies those provisions depend on funding.

As Rachel Maddow reported, Gov. Haley actually cosponsored a similar bill when she was in the legislature. But she now apparently thinks that “health agencies don’t ...

Bad news for people who want to prevent cancer--which, surprisingly enough, is not all of us.

The South Carolina House failed Tuesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill intended to provide information on and ...

I Had HPV and Lived to Tell the Tale

As a follow-up from Maya’s post yesterday and for #HPVDay today, this is a guest post by Bryce Covert, a writer and editor who works on feminism, economic equality, and progressive politics. You can find her work here.

I was 24 when I found out that my health insurance would cover the full cost of getting three shots of Gardasil, the newly released HPV vaccine. I signed up immediately — but I was already too late.

I started a monogamous relationship with a boy who thought he was clean of STDs in January of 2008. In March, I had my third and final Gardasil shot. By June we had broken up, and it wasn’t ...

As a follow-up from Maya’s post yesterday and for #HPVDay today, this is a guest post by Bryce Covert, a writer and editor who works on feminism, economic equality, and progressive politics. ...

Fight sex-negativity by tweeting that you’ve had HPV tomorrow

Courtney mentioned the “so-called Ayelet Waldman overshare” yesterday, but I think it deserves its own post because I agree so hard with Jill that this is why we are losing as a culture.

To recap: After Michele Bachmann made ridiculous and patently false claims about the HPV vaccine in an effort to score political points against Rick Perry, writer Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon, took to Twitter to say that she’d gotten HPV from her husband and remind all those sex-panicked conservatives why exactly the HPV vaccine is important. The news that a woman had HPV and is willing to say so on Twitter was somehow deemed newsworthy. And folks on Twitter responded ...

Courtney mentioned the “so-called Ayelet Waldman overshare” yesterday, but I think it deserves its own post because I agree so hard with Jill that this is why we are losing as a culture.

To recap: After ...