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HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics

A medical book used as an educational tool both by the public and professionals in the U.S. and abroad, written without the influence of any pharmaceutical companies or special interest groups

Dear Director,
I am Shobha S.Krishnan M.D., a board certified family physician and gynecologist from Columbia University, New York. I thought you and your colleagues might be interested in my book, The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics. It is written without the influence of any pharmaceutical companies or special interest groups. It was published in August 2008 and is being used as an educational tool both by the public and professionals in the U.S. and abroad. Many clinicians and organizations have purchased the book for their departmental libraries, waiting rooms and as a reference book for their peers, patients and students. There are also specific chapters formatted as FAQs to help the reader understand HPV infections, the disease they cause and the role of the new vaccines. JAMA, CMAJ, Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health and The Journal of American College Health have reviewed the book very favorably (attached). The International Journal of STD and , Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, American Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Sexuality Education and British Journal of Cancer are some among many other academic journals who are also reviewing the book at this time.The book has also won the Book of The Year Award 2009 in the Public Interest and Creative writing category.

I have given talks both nationally and internationally on the subject. I am on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC - also called the National HPV Cancer Coalition--(Link: http://www.nccc-online.org/). We are now in the process of developing programs to help open cervical cancer Chapters both domestically and in various parts of the world. Please feel free to share this information with the rest of your department and anyone you think will be interested in the subject. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Regards,

Shobha S. Krishnan M.D.

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01 march 2010, The Opinion > Readers voice

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