HPV Vaccine Cuts Number of Infections in Teen Girls by Half…
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses…
Cervical cancer is one of the main causes of death for women in Peru, where screening for the disease is sporadic. Now, health workers are considering low-tech and low-cost options that could make a difference in poor rural areas.
By Talea Miller
Newly-released guidelines on when, and how often, women should be screened for breast and cervical cancer stirred questions -- and confusion -- this week. Margaret Warner talks to health experts for insight.
Women can delay their first screening for cervical cancer until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines issued Friday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By PBS NewsHour
Three European scientists will share this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine, for identifying two deadly sexually transmitted viruses, the Nobel committee announced Monday.
An interview with a gynecologist looks at Gardasil, a new vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in girls and women to prevent four strains of a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
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