Scientists advocate for general circumcision of newborn boys

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As a result of longstanding research, New Zealand scientists came to a conclusion, that circumcision reduces risk of male sexually-transmitted infections twice


As a
result of longstanding research, New Zealand scientists came to
a conclusion, that circumcision reduces risk of male sexually-transmitted infections twice. 

Authors of
the work kept on observing 510 boys, starting since birth and up to their 25
years. Half of them had circumcision - either right after birth, or in teen
age.
 
According
to researchers, risk of sexually-transmitted infections in a group of boys
with circumcision was 2.66 times lower, comparing with a group of usual boys.
Calculations considered such factors, like quantity of sexual partners, usage
of contraceptives, family status etc.
 
Basing on
received data, scientists state that induction of general circumcision of
newborn boys can lead to significant reduction of expansion of HIV, syphilis,
genital herpes and a number of other diseases.
 
New Zealand scientists`
research is not the first work, dedicated to wholesome after-effects of circumcision.
However, while most authors in general agree with the fact that circumcision
reduces risk of communication of HIV and syphilis, data
about this procedure`s influence on risk of other sexually-transmitted infections are still considered
ambiguous in general.
 
In connection with this, in 1999 American
Academy of Pediatrics came to a conclusion, that nowadays evidences of circumcision`
wholesome effect are not so obvious to recommend this procedure for all newborn
boys without fail. New Zealand
Society of Podiatrists made same
statement in 2004.

 

However, new evidences of New Zealand
researchers were approved by American experts.

 

 
Nowadays there`re several influential
organizations, opponents of circumcision, in USA. According to
words of a representative of one of such groups, data about use of circumcision
won`t affect his associates` opinion at all, as removal of normally developed
tissues on so sensitive region is an outrage of baby`s rights.



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