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Before we get into anything, let us just say WHO CARES who the HPV came from that caused Michael Douglas's throat cancer? More important is the lesson learned!
HPV is a super common issue affecting both men and women, and the last thing we want is to promote a negative stereotype or to cause someone emotional distress if they were the source of something like this. Seriously, it's more important to let everyone know that it's preventable, as there IS a vaccine that exists!
Do NOT live in shame! There's no need!
Anyway, people seem to be looking for someone to blame in Michael Douglas' throat cancer case (which he defeated, mind you!) and fingers are being pointed at BOTH his ex-wife, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now feeling the heat, Michael's ex-wife Diandra (who divorced him in 2000) says she does NOT have HPV.
Okay, we're not so sure where to go with this so we're going to dive right in.
Michael Douglas got cray cray honest in an interview where he boldly and bravely revealed his throat cancer was caused by ORAL SEX.
Yup, soak that in.
The Candelabra star revealed it wasn't smoking and drinking that played a role in his seriously dangerous cancer, but instead, cunnilingus was the culprit!
Welp, no one said getting it on is always sweet as heart shaped candy!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 19.7 million sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed every year in America, and the cost to cure all those NAS-TAY bugs cost a whopping $16 billion!
Damn. Planned Parenthood definitely keeps busy year around.
According to the report, 15 to 24 year olds are being held accountable for contracting the STDs, with the most common virus being
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A new study has found that girls who get vaccinated against HPV don't become more promiscuous.
The researchers looked to see if girls who received the shot later got birth control advice, tested for STDs or became pregnant.
The study found that
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!
It looks like there is even more reason to get the HPV shot, because a recent study has begun to link an increase in heart attacks and strokes with HPV.
Don't panic completely, though, as the link itself is still unknown and more and more tests need to be done, but even when ignoring these preliminary studies you still have the link to cervical and throat cancers, so protecting yourself regardless should be the main priority.
"It is unclear what is the underlying mechanism for such risk, though the infection itself, (the) body's reaction to infection or a general milieu of inflammation may account for a part of the risk."
If only we could figure out the specifics, maybe we could stop a lot of these health issues from happening. Wouldn't that be incredible?
Here's how the testing went: