Circumcision, Circumcision, Circumcision

circumcisionScore one for the descendants of Abraham, a new study of men in Africa concluded that circumcision reduced the HIV rate by 50-60% in heterosexual males.  Importantly it didn’t reduce the male to female transmission rate, but in addition to condoms or abstinence – circumcision has proven to be the only method to slow HIV infection rates.

Researchers hypothesize the HIV virus lives in the foreskin mucosa.  UNAIDS and the WHO have set up a joint website promoting the benefits www.malecircumcision.org.  Other effects include reduced transmission rates of syphillis, chancroid, HPV, and herpies simplex.

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