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naamahdarling:

condomdepot:

Is the HPV Vaccine Ineffective for Black Women?

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Bad news from the war against HPV, the number one most prevalent STD in the United States.

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Short version:

There are many strains of HPV.

Only some of those strains tend to cause cancer.

The HPV vaccines only protect against a few strains, all of which are the dangerous kind.

Different populations frequently catch different strains of a disease.

Black people tend to catch different strains of HPV than white people.

Plenty of those are dangerous.

This was not examined when producing the vaccine or deciding which strains to inoculate against.

That was probably not deliberate, but the thoughtlessness leaves black people open to infection while thinking they are protected if they have had the shots.

According to the CDC itself, 70% of people contract HPV at some point.  Most are unaware of it.

Some of these people will be black.

Some of these people would have been protected if they had considered race when determining the strains for which they should vaccinate.

Marginalization kills.

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catsbeaversandducks:

Just some kittens wearing bibs, you know…

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kyrianne:

Whenever anyone says queerbaiting is not a big deal and us queer kids shouldn’t complain and accept what we can get, I don’t think they completely understand how it feels.

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civil-anarchy:

chandelurer:

chandelurer:

In other news, the strongest trainers in the region no longer have to stand as they wait for challengers

LOOK SHE GETS A CHAIR TO ON THE RIGHT

CHAIRS CONFIRMED.

civil-anarchy:

chandelurer:

chandelurer:

In other news, the strongest trainers in the region no longer have to stand as they wait for challengers


LOOK SHE GETS A CHAIR TO ON THE RIGHT

CHAIRS CONFIRMED.

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kate-wisehart:

idontlikeyourcat:

In which Darcy never learned how to pronounce ‘Mjolnir’, but really doesn’t give two shits.

My headcanon is that Mjolnir is at least semi-sentient and thinks Darcy’s nickname is awesome and adorable.

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kidorkyuuto:

i don’t entirely remember taking these photos of Mitts… but…

hey… it’s Mi(tts)kasa

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