hpv - page 2

Apr 2, 2009

The Doctor is In (Take 2)

We took the embarrassment (and speculum!) factor out of the equation and asked you, the CollegeCandy readers, to submit the questions you had regarding STDs and sexual health to our new pal, OB/GYN Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Apr 2, 2009

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

Everything You Need to Know About STD Tests

Do you have that burning, itching, inflamed, oozey feeling south of the border? Maybe you don't see or feel anything obvious but you just have that nagging suspicion that last week's man-whore frat-guy gave you more than his number.

7 Myths About HPV Debunked

While all STDs are serious, HPV might be the most important for young college women to know about. HPV is the most common STD in the U.S. today and a reported 5.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

Apr 2, 2009

Anyone Can Get an STD. That Includes YOU.

Okay, ladies, it’s time for a sneak peak behind closed exam-room doors. Outside, we are bombarded with the constant message that sex is all about fun, excitement, and personal empowerment - our bodies, our choice. Inside, however, we see a disconnect between these choices and unexpected consequences.

Apr 2, 2009

The Truth About STDs

When I found out that 25% of college students have a Sexually Transmitted Disease, I laughed. Surely that statistic referred to the more promiscuous students, or those who were dumb enough not to use a condom during sex.

Apr 2, 2009

Mar 26, 2009

Circumcision May Lower Risks of STDs

As we all know from our high school sex ed classes–and some of you from experience– it’s a basic fact...

Mar 24, 2009

Have You Seen Your Doctor Lately?

When’s the last time you took a trip to visit your good old friend, the doctor? Chances are you’ve missed some really important appointments! It's time to suck it up and face the music, sister.

Mar 12, 2009

I Went and Got Tested

After reading about one CollegeCandy writer’s scary STD experience, I realized that I had not been tested in over 4...

Sep 3, 2008

Sex Is Great. Safe Sex is Best.

Here at CollegeCandy, a lot of the writers are constantly criticized for their sexual choices so much that the word...

Jul 11, 2008

Medical Mystery, Meet Sex Education

In Sex Ed, we had to take “Name that STD” tests. In college, our RA’s handed out “Safe Sex” kits...

Jun 18, 2008

I Like Sex. Does That Make Me a Slut?

Some may disagree (and some may do so strongly), but sex is a large part of many college ladies’ lives....

May 29, 2008

Pillow Talk with Diana: Chlamydia, Herpes, and HPV, Oh My!

Q: I gave head to a guy I met when I was studying abroad, and now I’m worried about STDs....