This is a story about my best friend’s mother and my mother’s best friend. One died from cervical cancer. One survived. 

It’s a public health nightmare: 250,000 doses of substandard vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus administered to children through a government health program. While China has had scandals over tainted food or drugs before, this recent debacle threatens to…

2 decades ago, Thailand was struggling to find a better way to address cervical cancer, as 30 years of the test-and-refer approach had not made a dent in the country’s death toll from the disease. The trajectory changed after a rural province, Roi Et, implemented a low-…

The HPV vaccine effectively prevents precancerous cervical lesions and doesn’t increase the risk of serious side effects, found an international evidence roundup by Cochrane Review scientists.

In 2016, India claimed to launch national cancer screening campaigns. A year later, the country has yet to provide preventive care for women and girls.70,000 Indian women die of cervical cancer every year, accounting for 27% of cervical cancer deaths worldwide. A scarcity…

A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

Courageous reporting on the pseudoscience that stoked fear in Japan about the HPV vaccine landed Riko Muranaka the prestigious John Maddox prize prize last week.

A proposal to slash cervical cancer screenings could hit minority women especially hard. US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations—which inform insurance reimbursements—suggest a Pap smear every 3 years, or an HPV test every 5 for women aged 30-64. Previous…

Global and within-country inequality has caused cervical cancer to disproportionately affect women in low- and middle-income settings, and recent estimates say it’s the 2nd most common cancer affecting these women. To test prevention programs in remote locations like Lower…