Tag Archives: HIV

The End of Male Circumcision and HIV

I want to thank all the people who have read this blog over the years. There hasn’t been much new in the last 7 or 8 of those years. Apologies for that. When I moved this blog over from Typepad … Continue reading

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Canadian study concludes circumcision doesn’t reduce HIV risk

A new study that involved a massive 569,950 males over a 15 year period has shown no protective effect from circumcision against HIV. The authors concluded, “We found that circumcision was not independently associated with the risk of acquiring HIV … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA: Are circumcised men safer sex partners?

Turns out the answer is no. A new study published August 1, 2018 in PLoS One suggests that medically circumcised men over 40 carry higher rates of HIV than intact men or men circumcised as part of an initiation ritual … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Vaccination is NOT like Circumcision

Eight reasons why vaccination is not like circumcision: Vaccination confers immunity against specific diseases; even if the extravagant claims of its advocates were correct, circumcision could do no more than reduce the risk (and not by much). Nobody will become … Continue reading

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ATTORNEYS FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: Charleston Debate Marks Turning Point in Movement to Recognize Circumcision as a Human Rights Violation

(Reprinted directly from ARCLaw.org with permission.) The Twentieth Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, held on October 18-19, 2013, marked an awesome team win that activists for genital integrity were … Continue reading

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