The COVID-19 pandemic paused routine screenings, causing major setbacks in addressing systemic barriers to care
Dear Doctors: My daughter is overdue for her second shot of the HPV vaccine, but I’m hesitant due to the pandemic because I want her immunity to be strong right now. Are you recommending people get this vaccine during COVID?
Dear Reader: The short answer is yes, we strongly encourage everyone [...]
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Dear Doctor: Everyone talks about girls getting the HPV vaccine. But what about boys? Isn’t it just as important for boys to be vaccinated as well?
Dear Reader: You’re referring to the vaccination for human papillomavirus, or HPV. And you’re correct that the vaccination is important for both girls and boys. [...]
Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina. Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.
Early detection saves lives
All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]