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FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

October 8, 2018

On October 5, 2018 the FDA approved use of the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine in males and females ages 27-45, expanding the previous indication that covered from ages 9-26. Gardasil 9 prevents infections with the “high-risk” HPV types most commonly found in a number of cancers worldwide, including cervical cancer. The vaccine also protects against […]

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Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

August 22, 2018

On August 21, 2018, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced updates to its cervical cancer screening guidelines. USPSTF recommendations now include three options for women and their healthcare providers for cervical cancer screening tests, expanding its recommendations for this potentially life-saving screening. What’s New? The major change in the current recommendation is that […]

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Women’s Health Month

Women’s Health Month

May 3, 2018

Every year in May we shine an especially bright spotlight on the unique health needs of girls and women. New policies and programs make quality healthcare accessible for millions and we want to make sure you take advantage of all that’s available. You deserve to be well cared for in mind and body!   Preventive […]

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Proposed Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Proposed Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

December 28, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published a draft of updated cervical cancer screening guidelines and some big changes are proposed. For insight on why check-ups for cervical cancer continue to change and move away from the traditional annual Pap, in this episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, we chat with Mark H. Einstein, […]

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HPV Vaccine: Protect Yourself and Your Kids

HPV Vaccine: Protect Yourself and Your Kids

October 23, 2017

ASHA, in collaboration with WebMD and The Yellow Umbrella Organization, has developed a new resource for WedMD called HPV Vaccine: Protect Yourself and Your Kids. This new resource is for parents and other caregivers of children, adolescents, and young adults. It’s also for others who want to learn more about HPV. The goal is to […]

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Is it time for your screen test?

May 10, 2017

Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, and one important prevention tool is regular screening. At age 21, women can be screened with a Pap test. Starting at age 30, women should get an HPV test as part of screening. The HPV test can find the types of HPV (human papillomavirus) most commonly found in cervical […]

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Action Needed: Sign On Letter to Protect Women’s Cancer Services

Action Needed: Sign On Letter to Protect Women’s Cancer Services

March 17, 2017

Please sign our letter to Congress to say you support services to detect and prevent cancer in women! 

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Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Live

Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Live

February 1, 2017

If you struggle with incontinence and have concerns about leaking during sex, you’re not alone. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) reports that one in three women with stress incontinence avoids sex due to fears of leaking during intercourse or orgasm. But incontinence during sex doesn’t have to be an issue.  Below are some tips […]

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ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

February 1, 2017

“Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world. While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well. These days, however, cervical […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 27, 2017

New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially black women.  Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy and […]

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