Male circumcision ‘lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%’

9 08 2006


Owwie!  A new research study by the Global Fund to Fight Aids claims that circumcised males are 60% less likely to contract HIV than their uncircumcised counterparts.  How is this possible?

Removing the foreskin is thought to harden the glans (head) of the penis, making it less permeable to viruses. Research conducted in 2005 showed the transmission of HIV from women to men during sex was reduced by 60 per cent if the men were circumcised.

For the first time in my life I’m thankful my parents partook in the archaic ‘off with his head’ procedure.
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