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File #: Res 0531-2015    Version: Name: Recognizing January as Cervical Health Awareness Month in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 1/7/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing January as Cervical Health Awareness Month in New York City.
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Laurie A. Cumbo, Corey D. Johnson, Costa G. Constantinides, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Vanessa L. Gibson, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Wills, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 531 - 1/7/15, 2. Committee Report 1/8/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 1/8/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 1/8/15, 5. Committee Report 1/21/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/21/15, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-22-15, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 22, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/22/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/21/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Women's Issues Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 531-A
 
 
Resolution recognizing January as Cervical Health Awareness Month in New York City.
 
 
By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Cumbo, Johnson, Constantinides, Eugene, Gentile, Gibson, Koo, Lander, Levine, Mendez, Richards, Rose, Wills, Crowley, Kallos, Cohen, Rodriguez, Cornegy, Williams and Ulrich
 
Whereas, The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are responsible for nearly all cervical cancers; and
Whereas, The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) finds that approximately 14 million new cases of sexually transmitted HPV occur in the United States each year; and
Whereas, The NCCC estimates that 70 percent of women and men will come into contact with HPV during their life; and
Whereas, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV usually resolves itself within two years; and
Whereas, However, certain types of HPV do not resolve themselves and can cause genital warts, cervical cancer, anal cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, penile cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer; and
Whereas, Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer; and
Whereas, The CDC estimates that about 10,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually and approximately 4,000 women die each year of cervical cancer; and
Whereas, According to ACS, cervical cancer and pre-cancer can be a risk factor for anal cancer; and
Whereas, Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent HPV infections are available; and
Whereas, Abnormal cell changes on the cervix caused by HPV can be detected through a Pap test; and
Whereas, When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long-term survival; and
Whereas, Being vaccinated before exposure to HPV helps protect women against cervical cancer and the precancerous lesions that precede it; and
Whereas, The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years to allow time to develop an immune response before becoming sexually active; and
Whereas, According to the ACS, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women; and
Whereas, The cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50 percent over the last 30 years mostly due to increased screenings; and
Whereas, Lives can be saved by increasing awareness of vaccination and screening; and
Whereas, In 2010, the United States Congress recognized January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York recognizes January as Cervical Health Awareness Month in New York City.
 
CP
LS 2768
1/13/15