Friday, January 16, 2009

Condoms Do Help Prevent HPV Infection

On December 2, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published final rules governing the labeling of male latex condoms set to go into effect January 9, 2009. The biggest change to come out of the new labeling is the FDA’s conclusion that correct and consistent condom use reduces both the risk of infection with HPV (the Human Papillomavirus) as well as rates of HPV-related disease including cervical cancer and genital warts.

This is an important bit of info for everyone to know about. Hopefully it is also one more nail in the coffin of abstinence only education.

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