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Topic Tuesday: I have already had an abnormal pap. Should I still get the HPV vaccine?

Yes! If you have had an abnormal pap, you have likely been exposed to at least one strain of HPV. Unfortunately, there are many different HPV strains. Some types of HPV cause cancer and others cause genital warts. The Gardasil Vaccine will protect you against nine of the most common HPV strains, so it is recommended even if you have

had an abnormal pap smear


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Topic Tuesday: Is spotting while on the Mirena IUD normal?

Great question! For most women with a Mirena IUD, not having a period at all is actually the most common side effect. Typically, there is an adjustment phase when you first get a Mirena, and during this time, your period may be irregular, infrequent,...