Circumcision by David Gollaher, 2000, Excerpts
Researchers led by Edward O. Laumann, a
sociologist, extracted data for the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey. This survey is a rich source of information about the health, attitudes, and sexual activities of Americans. The investigators found that a man’s circumcision status was not useful in predicting the likelihood of his having an STD. University of Chicago
In 1996, Stephen Moses, a Canadian AIDS researcher affiliated with
Kenya’s , shocked a conference of scientists by telling them that there was now a substantial body of evidence that male circumcision provided protection against HIV infection. Prevalent circumcision has not kept the University of Nairobi from becoming the industrialized nation most afflicted by HIV. United States
A certain small percentage of men with foreskins will get disease of the foreskin, but you just can’t remove everybody’s. You can’t pull everybody’s teeth to avoid cavities, remove breast tissue from little girls so they won’t get breast cancer.
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