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That is what this new AAP circumcision policy is all about. Elliot This article is outrageous and despicable. No matter the benefits, it must be left for the individual to decide, not taken from them never to be returned. Especially since my perception is that male circumcision is much more widespread in the US already than proper sex ed.
Obviously the combination of sex ed and circumcision can decrease the risk even further, but I fear without a strong nudge towards sex ed some parents might leave it at circumcision, thinking they have done enough, while in fact they would be able to get more protection without surgery.
I would suspect he would rather keep his foreskin and use condoms, which are much more effective than circumcision at preventing HIV. My understanding is that circumcision is a tactic in Africa mainly because people are unwilling to use condoms. It would be more accurate to compare rates of STIs from European countries, where circumcision is uncommon, but cultures are more similar to the US.
And most of these countries have people who survive, reproduce, enjoy sex…and have the fraction of the HIV infection rates and healthcare costs of the US. That condoms are many orders of magnitude more effective than circumcision and protect in ALL directions, that being circumcised in the context of using condoms offers no additional benefit, that condoms are cheaper and have fewer side effects than circumcision, and that spreading the idea that circumcision is effective at preventing sexually transmitted diseases is literally an emerging public health disaster through the instillment of a false sense of security?
Nor, to the best of my knowledge, is not circumcising terribly controversial either socially or medically.
Speaking of admirable crusades, what is the marginal impact of my crusade to get everyone circumcised or not to use condoms compared to your crusade to get everyone to circumcise?
I happen to think circumcision is dumb. Every one of them was white and circumcised. Condoms would have made kind of a big difference for every single person I know who died of HIV. Except possibly my uncle who, though gay and promiscuous in the early 80s, insisted to his dying day that he got it from earlys blood transfusions for treatment of… advanced, undetected syphilis.
And actually, even in his case condom use might have prevented him from contracting syphilis in the first place!
I suggest you go and read about it. And then ponder this question: Which makes circumcision unethical. Does circumcision have any health benefits? Possibly, although the evidence that it reduces HIV transmission is pretty darned weak. Once boys reach the age where they have sex, then they are probably old enough to decide for themselves whether they wish to have the end of their John Thomas cut off.
But it has to be their own decision. No-one else has the right to make that decision for them. Last time I checked infants are not a high risk group for catching HIV.
At that point I had to be circumcised for medical reasons. I say this as someone who later in life needed that skin for a vaginoplasty.
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