Hpv Vaccine

How A Simple Injection Could Save The Lives Of 90 Teenage Girls

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The lives of almost 90 teenage girls could be saved each year if nearly all teenage girls in the UK were given the HPV jab, which prevents cervical ca...

Is the NHS Unfairly Excluding Men?

Miriam Brown | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

HPV does not just give rise to cervical cancer. Types 6 and 11 of the virus gives genital warts which affects both genders. Types 16 and 18 can lead to neck and anal cancer, specifically penile cancer in men... In the UK boys can only get the vaccination, called Gardasil, privately... Is it just that girls should get it free while boys have to pay if they want to protect their health?

HPV Vaccinations Should Be For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

All that has been mentioned so far is the risk to women alone. A virus is not gender specific in seeking out a host and men are prone to infection too. While men manage to dodge the cervical cancer scares, there are many other cancers linked to HPV that will leave many wincing and holding their sacred genitalia in fear.

Boys Should Also Be Given HPV Vaccine To Protect About Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Schoolboys should be given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - just as girls are - in a bid protect them from certain cancers. Girls are curre...

Study Suggests Michael Douglas May Have Been Right About HPV And Throat Cancer

PA | PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The link between throat cancer and the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been proved, according to a study by leading cancer authorities. Exper...

Smear Tests Are At A 15-Year Low

PA | PA | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has raised concerns about th...

Michael Douglas, Muff Diving and Misinformation

Fran Singh | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fran Singh

Michael Douglas' recent comments on oral sex, HPV and cancer have generated headlines for all the wrong reasons. But why does it take a celebrity to get ill before we talk about health and is accuracy more important than raising awareness?

Gay Men Should Receive Cancer Vaccine For Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine given to young girls that protects Britain's heterosexual population from the human papilloma virus (HPV) should be made available to gay me...

Dina Rickman

Cervical Cancer Jab 'Green Light To Be Promiscuous' Sex Health Charity Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

An anti-abortion charity that advises the government on sexual health has stirred controversy after pulling a statement on its website that said the c...

You Can't Immunise Young Women From Having Sex

Julie Bentley | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Julie Bentley

Since the introduction of the vaccination programme in late 2008, critics have been wrongly convinced that because HPV is linked to sexual activity, providing a vaccine will promote promiscuity. Rubbish! That's like suggesting cookery classes promote obesity.

IUDs Could Halve The Risk Of Cervical Cancer

Felicity Morse | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

A contraceptive method could almost halve the risk of cervical cancer according to a one of the largest studies of its kind. The report, published...