Mar 262009

A new study, showing a strong correlation between circumcision and decreased rates of AIDS and genital herpes in males, is now touted as an argument in favor of circumcision here in North America.

There’s only one problem. The study was conducted in Uganda. I mean no disrespect towards the personal habits of Ugandan men, but Uganda is a third world country where most people do not necessarily have easy access to hot showers (or indeed, running water.) Before such a controversial recommendation is made, should a study not be conducted that properly takes into account the standards of personal hygiene here in North America?

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