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Story-telling saves lives

The past three weeks have been incredibly upsetting. Six young men have taken their lives due to the anti-gay bullying they were the focus of at their schools. None of these young men were connected — they did not go to the same schools, have the same
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 15, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 15, 2010
CDC changes its mind: Immigrants don't need HPV vaccine to enter US

CDC changes its mind: Immigrants don't need HPV vaccine to enter US

  Immigrant girls and women will no longer be required to get the HPV vaccine before filing for their green cards, read an article from the...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  November 16, 2009

HPV shot NOT being pushed for boys

Back in 2006, the The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices -- who advises the federal government on immunization policies, advised that the HPV vaccine Gardasil...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 27, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009

$@&! the word police

I like to think of myself as a progressive and far from a prude.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 18, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 18, 2009

Comic: HPV doesn't discriminate

One lesbian's story, through her own comics, on being diagnosed with HPV
How could this happen?
By KATIE MEGAPHONE DIAMOND  |  September 04, 2009

Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
Living with HPV

Living with HPV

Shortly after my HPV article, Living with HPV, was published on yesterday morning, I started recieving an amazing amount of positive (all positive so...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 03, 2009