Hispanic women in the US have an outsized risk of getting—and dying from—cervical cancer. Contributing factors range from genetic to socioeconomic and cultural.   In the Rio Grande Valley, even women who access Pap smears likely won’t have access to follow-up services for…

When Vicky Phelan discovered she’d been given a false negative test result when in fact her test showed strong signs of cervical cancer, she took her case to Ireland’s High Court.   If she’d known, a hysterectomy could have given her a 90% chance of survival—instead she…

A decade after China’s government launched the Healthy China 2020 initiative—an ambitious commitment to an affordable, efficient health system—The Lancet Public Health checks on its progress with a special issue.

A “whole-system failure” and “paternalism” in Irish health care resulted in some 208 women receiving false negative pap smear results. An agency outsourced screenings to unapproved labs, and authorities failed to notify patients when errors were found.

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.