I was browsing through the news. The question on whether new moms ought to circumcise their baby boys was often brought up in our parenting discussion.
Then, I found this piece of news from BBC but do not think this should goes up on my Mom’s Daily blog or all the paediatric surgeons may become too busy. However, this is also too informative to ignore.
Circumcision ‘helps to halt HIV’
Foreskin cells are thought to be more susceptible to HIV
New research suggests circumcision could be effective in preventing the spread of HIV among men.
The study of more than 3,000 men in South Africa was done by the French agency for Aids and Viral Hepatitis.
The data, outlined at a conference in Brazil, shows male circumcision prevented about seven of 10 infections.
UN health agencies have cautioned that more trials are necessary before they will recommend this as a method to protect against Aids.
Previous studies have suggested that men who are circumcised have a lower rate of HIV infection.
It is thought that the cells of the foreskin are much more susceptible to HIV than cells on other parts of the penis, so by removing the foreskin, the likelihood of infection drops.
There…community message from 5xmom. Potong…jangan tak potong. Come little birdie, birdie, snip, snip…
. FYI, my posting about self-circumcision still receives many hits from search engines. I do wonder if people really do a self-circumcision? Major ouch, don’t you think?
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