Your penis is not a perfect, special snowflake. A Third of Kenyans Have Genital Herpes, Including Most of Those with HIV. Circumcision may reduce the risk of female partners developing some types of sexually transmitted infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. Today, as in the time of Abraham, it is required of converts in Orthodox and Conservative Judaism. NEW: August 27, 2012: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formed a multidisciplinary task force of AAP members and other stakeholders to evaluate the recent evidence on male circumcision and update the Academy’s 1999 recommendations in this area. Swadey, MD (New England Journal of Medicine, 1987) states that circumcised men show a “somewhat higher incidence of genital warts, nongonococcal urethritis and scabies.” A. As already said, for many Jewish and Islamic families, as well as certain aboriginal tribes in Africa and Australia it is a traditional procedure.
Recurrent or chronic problems require specialist advice. The research was part of a larger study investigating risk factors for HIV infection based on men attending one of three sexually transmitted disease clinics in Pune, India, between 1993 and 2000. Records were not kept about refusals of eligible parents, but few refused. The following short report provides circumcision prevalence estimates alongside attitude, beliefs, and behavior regarding HIV prevention and MC in a community-based sample of men and women residing in Kisumu, Kenya. Lancet, 369, 643–656.