People's Values Shape Perceptions Of HPV Vaccine Risk
A new study concludes that people tend to match their risk perceptions about policy issues with their cultural values, which may explain the intense disagreement about proposals to vaccinate elementary-school girls against human-papillomavirus . The study also says people's values shape their perceptions of expert opinion on the vaccine.
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#1 Jan 30, 2010
Your audience will enjoy reading the book The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics authored by Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D, Barnard college, Columbia University. The book is written without the influence of any pharmaceutical companies or special interest groups. It is available at amazon.com and Barnes and Noble .com. You can also get it through your local library or request them to get it for you. It educates both professionals and the public about HPV infections, the diseases they cause and the role/ controversies surrounding the new vaccines. It has also won The Book of The Year 2009 Award. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, June 17th 2009) calls the book superb and a terrific contribution to the field. Website: http://www.thehpvbook.com/
#2 Aug 19, 2011
Good advice, better advice than you'd get from mainstream medicine/Pharma, the FDA or CDC.
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