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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: To some extent

Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.
C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar.

In brief: To some extent

Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.
C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: May reduce risk

Data on infant uti's in the 80's & 90's showed >90% of affected boys were uncircumcised.
Much of this data was available because the infants were hospitalized. Some studies suggest a lower risk but not prevention of std's or aids. Carcinoma of the foreskin will not occur if it is removed, but the skin of the shaft remains available for cancerous change.The risk may be reduced but never eliminated.

In brief: May reduce risk

Data on infant uti's in the 80's & 90's showed >90% of affected boys were uncircumcised.
Much of this data was available because the infants were hospitalized. Some studies suggest a lower risk but not prevention of std's or aids. Carcinoma of the foreskin will not occur if it is removed, but the skin of the shaft remains available for cancerous change.The risk may be reduced but never eliminated.
Dr. James Ferguson
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