Posts Tagged ‘hpv’

Women’s Health Marketing Embraces Misogyny in the Name of “Awareness”

A spindly, beautiful woman is extended on a chaise lounge in an immaculate ruffled dress. She is paging idly through an antique book when a floating trail of sparkly light interrupts her reading. She follows the glow up the staircase of the manse and into a room marked by fresh roses and enchanting music, where [...]

The Feminist Implications of Male Reproductive Health

As women continue to fight for control over our own bodies, we're also faced with a parallel battle: Advocating for men to share responsibility for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of reproductive health.
I'm currently working on a story that touches on a lighter side of this problem—sex partners who don't quite understand how your [...]

Could a CDC Circumcision Recommendation Inspire More Penis Ignorance?

The Centers for Disease Control is currently weighing whether to recommend the circumcision of boys and men in the United States. If the CDC finds that a circumcision recommendation would reduce the risk of HIV among American men, I think that's swell. Providing people with information to help protect themselves from disease is a wonderful [...]

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Officially Scariest Thing Ever, Media Reports

Washington, D.C. and four states are requiring sixth-grade girls to receive the three-shot Gardasil vaccine before entering school this year. Gardasil protects against the "four strains of the sexually transmitted Human Pappilomavirus (HPV)" most likely to cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
Mandating that girls receive the vaccine at age 11 or 12 (there is currently [...]