|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 3, 2002, 15:18|
Aidan Grey wrote:
>> Isn't everyone born in America circumcised, at least since 1981, when
>>was born? I thought it reduced the risk of disease.
> The reduction is tiny. At one time it was connected to testicular
>cancer (now shown to be false), and all other problems supposedly related
>to the foreskin have been shown to be caused by poor hygiene in most cases.
I've read in reasonably reliable popular science magazines that being
circumcised reduces the risk of being infected by HIV from an infected
sex-partner quite significantly (figures like forty to fifty percent has
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