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Are Ladies Slacking on the HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine protects against cervical cancer and genital warts. The national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all girls and boys ages 11 and 12 get all three doses of t…

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Is HPV the Common Cold of the Sexually Active World?

One of my patients’ most common questions is, “Um, I’ve got some new bumps...down there. Can you check them out?” First off, if you ever notice something of concern “down there,” please go see your…

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Does the HPV Vaccine Work?

Research shows that Gardasil works—and it may work better than expected. In an article last year, we said it was still too soon to tell whether Gardasil, a vaccine that protects against 4 common st…

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To Vaccinate Your Teenager, Or Not?

As soon as a teenage girl walks into her pediatrician’s office, he will suggest another vaccination, to be delivered through a series of shots spaced out over six months.  This time the vaccine is G…

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Sex Shot: The Safety and Ethics of the HPV Vaccine

What could be more awkward than the discussion of pre-adolescent sex and cancer? Well specifically talk of the human papilloma virus (also known as HPV), which serves as the viral cause of most cervic…

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