About hpv.kegel.com

I'm a software engineer with a dusty degree in Biology and a son. In late 2011 (about when the FDA started talking about approving a vaccine for boys), I got curious about HPV, and started browsing the internet. I discovered that some people were saying things like "HPV doesn't cause cancer", "the HPV vaccine is deadly", and so on. As is my habit, I kept notes in a simple web page as I read up on the subject.

The site links to original research or meta-analyses, and gives excerpts of they key point from each paper. The writing should be clear, concise, accurate, and accessible. If you find problems, let me know, and I'll try to fix them.

But at a certain level, the audience for this site is very small: me. I'm still using it as a mental map of what I know about HPV.

See XKCD for what I look like when working on this site.

I have (as far as I know) no financial or professional interest in the medical or pharmaceutical industry (beyond perhaps a few shares in index funds to which I pay no attention).

My C.V. is online in case you want to know more about me.

I'm a coauthor on four or so articles, and the author of another dozen or so, that show up in a search for "D Kegel" on scholar.google.com.

I've been mentioned in the New York Times for a prank I pulled in college: once in 1984, and again in 2013, with picture.

Some opponents of vaccination think I'm a tool of Big Bad Pharma. It doesn't take long; all I have to do is link to a paper, and I swear you can hear the fact-proof screen snapping shut. Here are a few examples:

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