Male Circumcision Approved in US

Two days ago, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) just endorsed the practice of circumcision for men. Although it was first time introduced in 1900, and most babies between 1970-1980 got circumcised just right when they got born, the rate of this practice today dropped to 10% due to the issue of genital mutilation and sexual rights. Therefore, CDC explained that this practice has more health benefit than its risks.

Circumcision or the removal surgery of outer penis skin (preputium) is usually done due to religious or cultural matter. Indeed, this surgery is the most often minor procedure done. There were so many journals published that explain the benefits: prevent the transmission of HIV or any other Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) diseases, it was proven in Africa where the incidence of HIV transmission dropped significantly by performing this procedure to many men. Even, some charity foundation set by Bill Gates, one of the most richest people in the world, has been donating more money to fight against HIV with circumcisions.

CDC is now recommending this practice among uncircumcised men and parents as to think about the health benefits over the risks which are considered small and very safe after the screening. So are you circumcised?


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