The ABC’s of HPV (free at Planned Parenthood)

A friend of mine works does a lot of work with the Younger Women’s Task Force in Philly and sent me an email about a presentation that Planned Parenthood is putting on about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) tomorrow night. HPV is a mostly sexually transmitted infection that can cause women to develop cervical cancer. Researchers have recently developed a vaccine that can prevent infection, but it’s application is being held up by those in power who believe it will encourage women to act in a promiscuous manner.

More info after the jump…

Tuesday, July 25
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
1144 Locust Street
Philadelphia , PA 19107

Last month, the FDA approved a new vaccine that can prevent certain types of human papillomavirus ( HPV), one of the main causes of cervical cancer. What does this mean for you, your children, and the women you know?

What are the issues surrounding this new medical breakthrough?

This is a unique opportunity to get your questions answered. What exactly is HPV? How does it affect you, your friends, and your loved ones? The panelists include the Director of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University who has worked on the development vaccine and the administration of clinical trials in the Philadelphia area; a representative from Planned Parenthood who can answer your questions regarding access, regulation, and the controversy surrounding the vaccination of young women; and we will also hear the personal stories of two women who will share their own experiences with HPV.

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