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about circumcision
Nov 2, 2012

hello dr shannon , please tell me about circumcision doing bcoz im a playboy and more alcohol user is circumcision reduce the hiv transmission what is your opinion about circumcision i plan to do circumcision thank you

Response from Dr. Young

Hello,

Male circumcision has been shown to be an effective way to decrease HIV transmission. From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

"Male circumcision reduces the risk that a man will acquire HIV from an infected female partner, and also lowers the risk of other STDs , penile cancer, and infant urinary tract infection. In female partners, it reduces the risk of cervical cancer, genital ulceration, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and HPV. Although male circumcision has risks including pain, bleeding, and infection, more serious complications are rare."

Hope that helps, BY



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