Human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it
Posted 7/17/13 (Wed) read more »
In the five years since launching a nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program among girls between the ages of 12 and 26, Australia has seen a huge drop in the number of cases of genital warts, new research reveals.
Posted 6/24/13 (Mon) read more »
Some doctors are still reluctant to prescribe intrauterine devices, but they are perfectly safe for teens, according to one of the largest studies to date that looks at IUD safety among adolescents and older women.
Posted 4/16/13 (Tue) read more »
The government recommended years ago that all adolescent girls get a vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. But nearly seven years after it first came to market, an overwhelming majority of girls have yet to be inoculated.
Posted 4/01/13 (Mon) read more »
The percentage of married women or women in couples who use at least one contraceptive method has grown over the past two decades, from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010. But new projections suggest that the demand for modern contraception remains high.
Posted 3/18/13 (Mon) read more »