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Link found between circumcision and autism

Research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that regardless of cultural background, circumcised boys may run a greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The risk, according to the Danish researchers who conducted the study, is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five. The study, involving […]

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Male circumcision for HIV prevention creates new dilemmas




An increase in high risk behaviors and a false belief in HIV immunity are just two of the issues that health agencies are facing in the wake of preventative male circumcisions in Africa, according to a new report from the Women’s HIV Prevention Tracking Project (WHiPT). WhiPT highlights women’s perspectives, advocacy priorities and recommendations on […]




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Compelling new evidence for benefits of circumcision




Reporting their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine, American and Ugandan scientists working in Africa describe how adult male circumcision can significantly decrease infection rates for the two most common sexually transmitted infections – herpes and the human papillomavirus (HPV – the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts). The findings build […]




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New Study Slams Male Circumcision As HIV Preventative




Male circumcision, which had previously been found to lessen the risk of contracting HIV, is largely irrelevant, suggests a new study. Rather, it is the number of prostitutes in a country that determines the spread of HIV infections, says researcher John R. Talbott, in the journal PLoS ONE. After conducting statistical empirical research across 77 […]




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African Trial Shows Circumcision “Can Save A Lot Of Lives”




A circumcision trial conducted in Kenya, led by University of Illinois at Chicago professor of epidemiology Robert Bailey, has provided strong evidence that circumcision can indeed prevent HIV infection. In fact, the evidence was so strong that the study’s independent data safety monitoring committee ordered the trial be stopped, so that the uncircumcised participants could […]




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