Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card: Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition is excited to announce the new Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card, created in collaboration with Global Health Strategies. The Crisis Card provides a snapshot of cervical cancer burden and mortality data from around the world.
India has highest number of women dying from cervical cancer and Zambia has highest mortality rate. Australia provides a global model for dramatically preventing cervical cancer.
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The percentage of parents who say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increases, even though physicians increasingly recommend the vaccinations.
(USA TODAY) Concerns about safety and side effects for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — one of the newest shots recommended for adolescents — has increased among parents: 16% cited these fears as the main reason they did not have their daughters vaccinated in 2010, up from 5% in 2008, a new study finds.
And the percentage ...
(Reuters Health) – More parents of teen girls not fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are intending to forgo the shots altogether – a trend driven by vaccine safety concerns, new research suggests.
That’s despite multiple studies showing the vaccine isn’t tied to any serious side effects but does protect against the virus that causes cervical cancer, researchers said.
“There were a lot of very sensationalized anecdotal reports of (girls) having bad reactions to the vaccine,” said pediatrician and vaccine researcher Dr. ...
The Affordable Care Act requires that all new insurance policies cover basic health care for women including HPV testing, sexually transmitted infection counseling, and HIV screening, FDA-approved contraception, breastfeeding support and supplies, and gestational diabetes screening, with no cost to the patient. Read the attached article by US secretary for Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and House of Representatives Democratic Leader ...
New Recommendation: Routine HPV Vaccination of Males
Since 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended routine vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for females ages 11 to 12 years, and catch-up vaccination for females ages 13 through 26 years.1 Routine vaccination is recommended for the 11-to-12-year-olds because their immune response is superior to older adults and children at this young age are less likely to have been exposed to the virus ...
Nobel Laureate Makes Strong Case for Vaccinating Young Males Against HPV to Prevent Cervical Cancer in Females
From the PharmaLive.com News Archive – Mar. 26, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen called for vaccinating both young males and females for human papilloma virus (HPV) in an achievable quest to eradicate cervical cancer, which is the second leading type of women’s cancer worldwide. Zur Hausen made his remarks at a ...
Posted: Mar 29, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
By SEANNA ADCOX
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Seventh-grade students in South Carolina could get a free vaccine to prevent a sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus under a bill approved by a House panel.
A House subcommittee advanced Thursday a measure giving the option for students who are entering the seventh grade. Informational brochures on the vaccine for human papillomavirus, known as HPV, would ...
Last week, several health organizations issued new cervical cancer screening guidelines that extend the time interval between screening tests for most women. Based on comprehensive reviews of available data—including NCI-funded research—the new guidelines seek to maximize the benefits of current screening tests while minimizing their potential harms.
Read the full bulletin here
Colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cervical Cancer-Free America have identified pockets of high cervical cancer rates in NC in a new study published March 12. Read about the details here.