Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine Too

Human Papillomavirus is a very male issue.

NEW STUDY: Vaccinating Boys Plays a Key Role in HPV Prevention

A look at factors associated with vaccine’s low rate of adoption

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Let’s Talk About HPV

Michael Douglas’ candid talk about the connection between cunnilingus and cancer has inadvertently brought about a higher awareness of HPV and reminded the world that dental dams and vaccinations are out there for a reason.

Good News! Scientists Confirm HPV Vaccine Won’t Turn Teens Into Sluts

Brendan O’Connor cites a new study about the vaccine against the STI that can cause cervical and penile cancer.

The Hourglass

The people I love are grains of sand in an hourglass. And they’re starting to slip through the narrow curve at the center.

Australia First Country in World to Give Free HPV Vaccine to Boys

Go Australia! High-five! HPV is often considered a “(cis) woman’s disease” because it causes cervical cancer. However, HPV infection is also linked to penile cancer and anal cancer, both of which men are more prone to. Not only that, but most women who get HPV get it from their male partners– it’s silly to try […]

Is Holding Hands a Gateway Sexual Activity?

Joanna Schroeder wonders how the state of Tennessee hopes to educate young people on how to protect themselves if it’s illegal to mention “gateway sexual activities”.

Oral HPV More Prevalent Among Men Than Women

Hat tip to Tobias.  The Internal Medicine News covers a study showing that oral HPV is three times more prevalent among men than women. Oral HPV has been linked to something called “oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma,” which is apparently cancer of the middle part of the throat (the tonsils, soft palate, and the base of the […]

The Anniversary of My Cancer

Michael Triplett’s birthday marks not only one, but two significant moments in his life — his birth and his cancer diagnosis.

The 10 at 10

Dirty facts, the Force, and cats who quote Charlie Sheen.