Say goodbye to annual pap smears!
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings and determined that women over 21 should no longer receive a Pap annually, but instead once every three years.
Women over 30 should be combining the Pap test and HPV testing every 3-5 years, while women UNDER 21 are no longer recommended to have a cervical cancer screening. Previous guidelines recommended testing three years after they began to have sexual intercourse.
Click here to read all the specifics!
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Karen Handel, a woman who doesn't want other women to have the right to choose, has resigned from her position as Vice President for Public Policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. During her failed campaign to become Georgia's governor in 2010, she repeatedly stated her pro-life views and condemned Planned Parenthood for offering women abortions.
Handel claims that the policy leading to the breast cancer charity cutting funding to Planned Parenthood was in the works before her arrival, but a source — speaking in anonymity in fear of repercussions — says otherwise.
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Can't see the harm in this.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted almost unanimously to reccommend that boys as young as 11-years-old be given an HPV shot.
The controversial treatment that prevents cervical cancer in women would not only protect boys against genital warts and certain kinds of cancers, but potentially curb the spread of HPV to girls.
A recent, unrelated study found
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Now that's dedication to her vag!
Kathy Griffin has announced she will be receiving a poolside pap smear at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood on Friday to raise awareness about cervical cancer!
And Kath will be vajazzling her vagina for the occasion!
Gotta spruce it up for the ob-gyn!
The press release reads:
On Friday, April 16th, she will receive this important test in hopes that every woman will see how easy it is to get this done. She will receive this test poolside at the Palomar Hotel, located at 10740 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood by a veteran medical physician at 12pm. This is will be taped for her hit reality show My Life on the D- List. Kathy feels that this cause is so important that she has bedazzled her "va-jay-jay," so it can be as 'va-beautiful' as it 'va-can.'
Kathy's goal is to get the word out about women's health. She wants to say "Suck it to Cancer" and educate women all across the world about keeping their bodies healthy and of course inform them about when they should be getting their check-ups.
For the sake of the hotel guests, we hope it's not out and in the open for the entire pool to see!
[Image via WENN.]
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