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Does being circumcised make it less likely that i'll get a uti, hiv, and penile cancer?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Protection provided by circumcision from developing penile cancer has been well established.
Circumcised male infants have much less chance to develop UTI only during the first year of life. The protection against getting infected with HIV is only modest.

In brief: Yes
Protection provided by circumcision from developing penile cancer has been well established.
Circumcised male infants have much less chance to develop UTI only during the first year of life. The protection against getting infected with HIV is only modest.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. George Klauber
Recent reports from Africa suggest that cirumcision in HIV negative men reduces risk of HIV by 50%. Absence of prepuce reduces area of skin type beloved by many strains of bacteria,
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Cancer yes, UTI no
Circumcision makes you 99.
9% unlikely to get penile cancer. Utis in man are not very common until you reach the age when your prostate gland starts to enlarge, usually late 70s -70s. Likelihood for getting HIV is probably lower, it certainly was in large clinical trials in africa. Chances will be about nil if your partner/s are HIV negative.

In brief: Cancer yes, UTI no
Circumcision makes you 99.
9% unlikely to get penile cancer. Utis in man are not very common until you reach the age when your prostate gland starts to enlarge, usually late 70s -70s. Likelihood for getting HIV is probably lower, it certainly was in large clinical trials in africa. Chances will be about nil if your partner/s are HIV negative.
Dr. George Klauber
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