TagHuman Papillomavirus

New study shows HPV vaccine is working to reduce rates of genital warts

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The Conversation, March 29, 2017 6.04am AEDT The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in Australia in 2007 and New Zealand in 2008 to prevent cervical cancer. It was free for women up to age 26 in Australia and to all women under 20 in New Zealand. This is because 99.7% of cervical cancers are associated with the sexually transmissible infection. There is mounting evidence the HPV...

Changes to cervical screening in Australia, new guidelines

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Cancer Screening, Australian Government,  Page last updated: 01 March 2017 Based on new evidence and better technology, the National Cervical Screening Program will change from 1 December 2017 to improve early detection and save more lives. The Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program will be implemented on 1 December 2017.  Until the renewed National Cervical Screening Program is...

Five myths about the new cervical screening program that refuse to die

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The Conversation, March 10, 2017 6.23am AEDT
The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean.
Let’s have a look at some common misconceptions and concerns about changes to the cervical cancer screening program.
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The end of the Pap smear is good news for women

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by Dr Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning NSW Published in Sydney Morning Herald, February 28 2017 The government announced on Monday the end date for the Pap smear. On December 1, it will be superseded by a new test for the human papilloma virus (HPV). An online campaign aimed at persuading Malcolm Turnbull to stop this change has gained traction, but while the campaign may be...

Position statement on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

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VAC, 2015/2017 Community members have recently been expressing interest in human papillomavirus vaccines (HPV) in online discussions. Health bodies in both the UK and Ireland have recommended that all gay and bisexual men receive the vaccine in order to reduce their risk of certain cancers. VAC developed a position statement on this issue back in July 2015 in association with Melbourne Sexual...

Alarm sounds as thousands of WA teenagers skip HPV vaccine

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The West Australian , October 27, 2016, 1:00 am The State Government has sounded the alarm at thousands of WA teenagers missing out on cancer protection because they are not completing their full course of the human papilloma virus vaccine. The HPV vaccine was considered a medical breakthrough when introduced 10 years ago for its protection against cancers including of the throat and cervix, and...

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