HPV Vaccine Flags Need for More Pap Tests

Questions still swirl around the HPV vaccine a year after it was introduced and as the market awaits a second product. But if the public-health dialogue makes one thing clear, it’s that more women at risk of cervical cancer should get Pap tests.

Iraqis Risk to Run; Summers Sets Off Storm

Iraqi women are putting their lives at risk to run for seats in a new national assembly. The Los Angeles Times reported that female candidates in Iraq have been especially targeted by religious fundamentalists. One female candidate was killed in December, and another was kidnapped and held for ransom. A third managed to survive an assassination attempt in May, but lost her son in the attack. Many Iraqi women are afraid to mention to friends and family that they are running for office, according to the Times.