"...Women can delay having their first Pap test for cervical cancer until they turn 21 and many can wait longer to go back for follow-up screenings, according to new guidelines released Friday by a major medical group..." (source)
As asymptomatic men are spreading HPV willy-nilly (and still refusing to bag that willy) we're going to push off/limit cervical cancer screening (PAP smears)!? Now we KNOW we weren't jumping the gun wondering if the whole mammogram thing was a form of rationing before the fact.
HPV is on the rise (hense the introduction of and huge push for Gardasil) and MANY, MANY strains have no visible signs... Personally, I think this is much more egregious than limiting mammograms due to the fact that kids seem to be having sex much younger and with more partners.
Remember the story of the UK's Katie Brickell?
Rage, rage against the dying of the light!
Call those Senators and Representatives people... Don't go gentle into that dark night...
UPDATE: Those of you in Louisiana, Arkansas and Nebraska can make a HUGE difference today! Your senators (Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln or Arkansas) are the three Democratic holdouts. Contact them!
Mary Landrieu: firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)224-5824.
Ben Nelson: Message through website or (402) 391-3411
Blanche Lincoln: Contact via website or DC office (202)224-4843 Little Rock Office 1-800-352-9364.
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