Browsing Category: Prevention

  • Do I Need a Pap Smear After the Gardasil Vaccine?

    After being immunized with a few of those HPV vaccines (Gardasil, Gardasil 9, and Cervarix), you could be asking yourself if you still need to have routine Pap smears. In the end, the vaccines do shield against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus which causes cervical cancer. Shouldn’t that eliminate the need for a Pap …

    November 25, 2018
  • Your Daughter Must Find the HPV Vaccine

    It’s a common misunderstanding that the HPV vaccine is just a vaccine to protect against a sexually transmitted disease. While the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus transmitted via sexual contact as with other STDs, it may result in cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, anal cancer, vulvar cancer, and genital warts. HPV’s role in the development …

    October 13, 2018
  • Do You Have to Be a Virgin to Qualify for Gardasil or Cervarix?

    It’s a common misconception that you have to be a virgin to get Cervarix or even Gardasil, (or Gardisil 9) the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.  This piece of misinformation may result from the fact that Gardasil is best in women who have not been subjected to the breeds of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that the vaccine …

    July 24, 2018
  • Clinics Offering Free or Low-Cost Pap Smears

    Regrettably, due to a lack of health insurance and financial struggles, many women miss having regular ​pap smears.​ But thanks to government and nonprofit programs, no woman has to go without having a regular Pap smear because of financial concerns. This is because of local county health departments throughout the country, as well as a …

    March 6, 2018