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Upgrade Down Under: Australian Boys Will Get Free Gardasil Vaccinations

After years of only vaccinating young women and girls, the Australian National Immunisation Program will begin covering Gardasil for 12 and 13 year-old boys. The Gardasil vaccine protects against four strains of the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) – two that cause 70% of cervical cancers and two that cause 90% of genital warts. The types that cause cervical cancer can also cause penile and anal cancers in men, but because those cancers are rarer than the cervical types, girls have been prioritized for vaccine delivery. However, many public health advocates have argued for giving the vaccine to boys not only because sexually active men can get genital warts, but also to prevent them from spreading the cancer-causing strains to young women. Will other countries follow suit? Continue Reading →

Sex Round-Up Because I Have Too Many Open Tabs…

…and when I have too many open tabs, that means there are things I keep meaning to share with you, such as:

- A CNN article about how Christians might rethink sex [CNN]
- Photos from No Make-Up Week [RabbitWrite]
- When child images shock [Salon]
- Art of the Tease, an article about burlesque in Bloomington, Indiana [H-T; subscription required]
- An HPV flow chart [Salon]
- Wedding ideas and previously worn dresses [OnceWed]
- I love our ever-expanding collection of genitals in the wild photos here on MSP Continue Reading →