Male Circumcision Helps Prevent HPV in Female Partners

Randomly assigned studies of adult males in Africa have shown that circumcision significantly lowers the risk of HIV and hi-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) in men. Two studies in Uganda have demonstrated significant reductions in the rate of HPV in female sexual partners compared to uncircumcised men (28% vs. 39%). These male subjects were circumcised as…

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Multiple Sex Partners May Raise Risk of Head and Neck Cancers

The incidence of HPV-positive (human papillomavirus) squamous cell head and neck cancers has risen rapidly in the last decade. The highest risk group are those with greater numbers of sexual partners, especially among those having more oral-sex partners. The estimated prevalence of oral HPV infection is from 5-10% of the population compared to genital HPV…

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Talk to Your Kids about the Hard Things

CDC has surveyed the sexual health of young people--and the report is disturbing. Among the findings: Approximately 14% reported having had sexual intercourse before age 15.Twenty-five percent of females between 15 and 19, and nearly half of those between 20 and 24, had evidence of HPV infection.Only two thirds reported using condoms during their first intercourse.PositiveTip:…

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