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Was circumcision ever recommended by medical associations?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 23 years experience
Circ: New studies showing protective effect oh circ on std and HIV transmission rates, don't know of any professional group advising mandatory circs.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, and currently: Examination of scientific studies between 1995 and now shows links between circumcision and decreased risks for urinary tract infections, some kinds of cancer, hpv, hiv, and other sexually transmitted diseases. There is a preventative effect. It is now recommended by the american academy of pediatrics.

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