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HHS Announces New DASPA for Office of Population Affairs

Jessie Hellmann - The Hill

Diane Foley has been named deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at HHS, which oversees the Title X family planning program.

Foley replaces Teresa Manning, who abruptly resigned in January.

Why it matters: The administration is trying to shepherd through changes to Title X that would drastically reshape the program. A proposed regulation unveiled last week would ban providers from participating in the program if they refer patients for abortions or share space with abortion providers.

Health Care Providers Less Likely to Offer HPV Vaccination to Teenage Boys, Study Suggests

George Gillett - GMA

A new study has revealed that health care providers may be failing to routinely offer the HPV vaccine to boys, potentially putting them at risk of cancer later in life.

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with cervical, vaginal, anal, mouth and throat cancers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all boys and girls aged 11 to 12 should receive the HPV vaccine to reduce this risk.