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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Insufficient Evidence and Neglected External Validity

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has recently published a discussion on the “external validity” of the three African randomized control trials that examined circumcision as a preventive measure for HIV infection. The nutshell version of this discussion is that … Continue reading

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Marie Stopes International and the Promotion of Magical Thinking

[Edit: It appears Marie Stopes International is no longer in the circumcision business. But the video described here is still available on the organization’s YouTube channel.] A number of readers have emailed me with a tip that Marie Stopes International … Continue reading

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CDC: Responding to criticism, CDC says final circumcision recommendations will be completely voluntary.

Evidence of the great confusion the CDC is causing around the world is beginning to trickle in. The Australian morning program Sunrise [article removed] aired a debate between one Dr. George Williams and the rabid (non-doctor) Brian Morris on the issue … Continue reading

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New York City’s public health director named as new CDC head by Obama

It appears Thomas R. Friedan will be the next CDC head. Senate confirmation is not required for Friedan to assume the position of director. You may remember Friedan from his premature statements following the release of the African circumcision trials. … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: UCSF ignores request for interview

A couple of weeks ago, this site contacted the University of California, San Francisco, HIV InSite, to request an interview with someone in the organization to discuss the UNAIDS and WHO recommendations on male circumcision. I got no response. However, … Continue reading

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