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Less than two thirds of doctors and teenage patients talk about sex, sexuality, or dating during annual visits, and the conversations that do occur average less than a minute.
Evidence Mounts for Effectiveness of National HPV Vaccine Program
Three doses of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was more effective in preventing high-grade cervical abnormalities than other types and more effective in younger women.
New Study Finds Reproductive Coercion to Be Prevalent
A striking number of sexually active women experience reproductive coercion by their male partners, and their ability to use contraception and plan pregnancies may be compromised.
HPV Vaccine Achieves Population-Level Reduction of Cervical Cancer Lesions
In Denmark, researchers found that the risk of atypia, atypia+, and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or 3 (CIN2/3) were significantly reduced among women who received the vaccine.
Privacy and the Adolescent Patient
Navigating the complexities of privacy in the adolescent gyn patient can be tricky. Here, Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, a specialist in adolescent gynecology, shares her protocol for providing confidential medical care to teen patients.
HPV Vaccine: How Many Doses Are Really Needed?
Two doses of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against genital warts nearly as well as the standard 3-dose schedule, according to new study findings.
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Riskier Sexual Behaviors
The sexual behaviors and beliefs about HPV infection were unchanged among a group of teens and young women who were vaccinated against the virus, research shows.
Conservative Surgery for Vulvar Cancer Leaves Sexuality and Body Image Intact
Conservative surgery for early-stage vulvar cancer had little to no long-term effect on a woman’s sexuality or body image, a small study found.