Cervical Cancer Shot Not Cost-Effective for Women in their 20’s

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The results of an intense study performed by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that the expensive cervical cancer shot, Gardasil, was cost-effective for young women in their teens, but not for women in their 20’s. The manufacturer, Merck & Co., wants to market it to women aged 27 and up as a method of “catching up,” but the F.D.A. has rejected their request. This study will undoubtedly strengthen the F.D.A.’s case against Merck’s plans. I’m sure that Merck only wants to market it to us women in our 20’s because they genuinely care… about money!

(story via cnn.com)

What You Don’t Know About Birth Control Pills!

It turns out that the birth control pill is not with out its flaws! According to a recent study from the University of Newcastle in the UK, it can cause a woman to choose a potentially bad mate! Ideally, females will be attracted to men with dissimilar MHC odors, which promotes fidelity, fertility and a stronger immune system for their offspring. When females are on the pill, it causes them to choose mates with similar MHC odors, and they may lose their attraction to their mate and stray! Hmm… I met my husband on the pill and have been on it ever since. When I stop taking it, I’ll keep you posted on the results!