Posts Tagged ‘womens health’

Four things you should know about the HPV vaccine

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has attracted attention in the past week for two contradictory reasons: the Japanese government has withdrawn its recommendation for the shot, while public health officials in the United States have attributed a massive drop in the prevalence of the virus among teenage girls to its use. The Japanese government’s decision Read more

Doctors tell UN commission abortion is not necessary

Friday, March 8th, 2013

An international panel of doctors has told the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women that abortion is not necessary to promote women’s health and can actually harm women instead. The doctors challenged assumptions that the expansion of health care and women’s rights demands the expansion of abortion. They stressed that pregnancies — even Read more