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Should I get circumsized to protect my wife from cervical cancer, or is that just myth and hype?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: YES

Studies have shown that circumcision is associated with less risk of cervical cancer.
Study from uganda published in lancet in around jan, 2011 showed that circumcising the males reduced the risk of cervical cancer in their partners 2 years later.

In brief: YES

Studies have shown that circumcision is associated with less risk of cervical cancer.
Study from uganda published in lancet in around jan, 2011 showed that circumcising the males reduced the risk of cervical cancer in their partners 2 years later.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's not a foreskin

That causes cervical cancer, it is human papilloma virus.
Similarly uncircumcized men may acquire and transmit HIV more readily, and penile cancers also caused by hpv are more frequent in men with foreskins. But one acquires these viruses from having sex with people that already have the virus. If you never had sex with another partner, it is unlikely that you will transmit the virus.

In brief: It's not a foreskin

That causes cervical cancer, it is human papilloma virus.
Similarly uncircumcized men may acquire and transmit HIV more readily, and penile cancers also caused by hpv are more frequent in men with foreskins. But one acquires these viruses from having sex with people that already have the virus. If you never had sex with another partner, it is unlikely that you will transmit the virus.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Hype

Getting circumcised is not expected to have any effect on your wife's risk for cervical cancer.

In brief: Hype

Getting circumcised is not expected to have any effect on your wife's risk for cervical cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Wrong...Studies have shown that circumcision is associated with less risk of cervical cancer. Study from Uganda published in Lancet in around Jan, 2011 showed that circumcising the males reduced the risk of cervical cancer in their partners 2 years later.
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