Conflating anti-science agendas: anti-abortion is not an argument for anti-vaccination

By Tessa Ruff In Kentucky this spring, unvaccinated eighteen-year-old Jerome Kunkel sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department when he was blocked from participating in his school’s basketball team following a chickenpox outbreak at his private Catholic school. The health department had implemented a three-week ban for unvaccinated students to attend classes or participate in extracurricular … Continued

What is the HPV Vaccine?

Our family doctor has recommended that my teen get the HPV vaccine. What does the HPV vaccine protect you from, and when should my teen get the shot? The human papilloma virus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. It’s so prevalent that, according to the CDC, “nearly … Continued

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

Background If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage. So, unless a woman has a compromised immune system, cervical cancer progresses very slowly and can be detected — and … Continued