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Recent statistical evidence from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (see figures below) indicates that in the United States (U.S.) newborn circumcisions among non-immigrant boys have increased over the past 2 decades. There are over 100 million circumcised U.S. boys and men, encompassing about 70% of the total male population in this country. Currently 65%
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As compelling evidence accumulates on the medical benefits of newborn circumcision, the anti-circumcision forces are now left only with the unsupported argument that sex is better with a foreskin. Now, even this claim is discredited. Recent published evidence indicates that circumcised sex is better. A previous survey of sexually active mid-Western women found that 75%
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Infection of the penile foreskin and glans (balanoposthitis) is a painful and troublesome condition which effects about 2.5% of uncircumcised males, most often 2-5 years old, and is the commonest medical reason for performing circumcision after the newborn period. Recently British investigators, (Mallon et al., Arch Derm 2000) found that circumcision has a protective effect
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Sexually active women prefer the circumcised penis, mainly because of genital hygiene and the opportunity for more varied sex, according to previous published evidence from London and the U.S. Midwest. Now it has been shown that circumcision in their male sexual partners helps women by preventing cancer of the cervix, one of the most common
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Multiple reports comparing uncircumcised vs circumcised infants in the first year of life have found that uncircumcised baby boys are about 10 times more likely to develop severe kidney infections. Studies from Europe, where infants are not circumcised, have described an interesting syndrome, predominately in uncircumcised baby boys. The combination of findings includes infant urinary
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Parents who decided to have their babies circumcised were more likely to be satisfied with their decision than were parents of uncircumcised boys. A California survey of 149 families (81 had babies circumcised, 68 did not), published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that parents who failed to have their sons
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Ignoring an Important Weapon Against AIDS Since 1987, when it was first reported in leading scientific journals that circumcision protects against HIV/AIDS , many studies have confirmed that uncircumcised men are from 3-7 times more likely to acquire HIV infection following heterosexual exposure than are circumcised men. The most recent research from a study in
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Currently over 46 million people are infected with the HIV virus worldwide, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa , and 3 million deaths are expected this year alone. Tens of millions have already died. In the past 15 years many published studies have shown that circumcision helps protect against HIV infection, by eliminating the specialized receptor
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