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HPV. The complete explanation. Please watch this entire episode. I realized I had the wrong idea about this very common disease. It really opened my eyes and help get over that stigma about it.

from The Huffington Post

Brazil's Appalling 'Virginity Test' For Women Sparks Outrage

Brazil's Appalling 'Virginity Test' For Women Sparks Outrage - The Public Prosecutor's Office in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is investigating why women are being asked to either submit to gynecological tests or, in some cases, prove their virginity in order to apply for state jobs. (August 2014)

from Medpage Today

Study Backs Co-Testing for Cervical Cancer

I just feel too self-conscious and fragile to have someone dealing with my lady bits which is strange because I never have any problem letting guys down there, haha.


HPV Test Better Than Pap for Assessing Cervical Cancer Risk: Study

Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer in the near future, according to a new study. Negative HPV tests provided women with more reliable assurance that they wouldn’t develop cancer or other abnormal cervical changes in the next three years, compared to traditional Pap tests, researchers report. “Primary HPV screening might be a viable alternative to Pap screening alone,” said Julia Gage, the study’s lead…


Doctors Slow To Embrace Recommended HPV Testing

The human papilloma virus causes most cervical cancers. That's why HPV testing is now recommended for women ages 30 to 65.

from Recapo

Things Women Under 35 Should Do: HPV Test + Know Your Blood Pressure

Have you had an HPV test? Check out these couple of tips that Dr. Oz shared with a mother and daughter, and suggested for women under 35.