It appears that the FDA is now re-considering allowing ECP to be available OTC, but only to women 18 or over. The announcement came this morning, with a letter to Barr Labs about moving forward.
Second, some doctors are calling for the HPV Vaccine to be given to all people - male & female. Since only women get cervical cancer, it was originally thought that only girls should get the HPV Vaccine (HPV causes 80% of cervical cancer cases). However, men spread the disease, and can also get sick from it. Again, I see nothing about men getting penile & anal cancer from HPV, which happens. Why are the doctors not talking about this? Of course, the debate still rages over whether or not vaccination should be required for attendance at public schools, since this is both a public health issue and a personal issue of raising children.