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Benefits Of Male Circumcision Outweigh Risks, CDC Says – 3 December 2014

RT logoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that years’ of research and mounds of medical evidence suggests the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks.

The CDC stopped short of fully advocating for circumcision in all circumstances this week, but rather released a draft containing federal recommendations for health care providers concerning the procedure that will now be open for comment during the next month and a half.

Clinical trials conducted over the course of five years in sub-Saharan Africa has led officials with the CDC in the United States to conclude this week that circumcision can prove to be a powerful factor in diminishing a male’s risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections, including types of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes, as well potential urinary tract infections during infancy.

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