Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
After years of remaining neutral, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its policy statement, saying that the risks of newborn circumcision are outweighed by the health benefits
As more and more states’ Medicaid programs cut coverage for circumcision, researchers take a look at the potential fallout
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring if …
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual is found to cause neonatal herpes infections in newborns in New York City, prompting health officials to encourage parents to consider the health risks of the practice.
A new study expands the benefits of circumcision beyond protection from sexually transmitted diseases like HIV
Why are newborn circumcision rates dropping in the U.S.? In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that hospital circumcisions had declined over the past 10 years, after more than a …
Sexual health specialists have long focused on circumcision as a potential safeguard against acquiring HIV. In fact, a 2006 clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that medical circumcision reduced …
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