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Dr. Abbey B. Berenson
Parents, you can help protect your child from getting certain HPV-related cancers. How? With a safe and effective vaccine!
You've probably heard about Zika virus on the news. You may be wondering what we do and don't know about the virus and how it impacts you. That's why we talked with Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Sue Partridge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She told us what we do and don't know about Zika, tips for preventing infection, what to do if you're traveling to an area with Zika, and more.
Sometimes, I act as a myth-buster, meaning I share how FDA uses information about sex differences in our work and counter common myths about FDA.
College can be an exciting time for teens. It's full of new experiences, like managing schoolwork, social events, and new friends on one's own. The things you teach your teen can make the transition to college easier, especially when it comes to relationships. You can help them make healthy decisions — even if you're not physically there to help. We talked with Kayla Smith, a peer health educator, to get her tips for helping college-bound teens make smart choices about sex and relationships. She talks about dating on campus, how parents can help teens prepare for dating away from home, and how teens can talk to their partners about sex.
Gender-related issues are a driver of the HIV epidemic among women and girls. That's why we developed the HIV Prevention Toolkit: A Gender-Responsive Approach.