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Complications of circumcision in male neonates, infants and children: a systematic review

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BMC Urology201010:2

Received: 13 July 2009

Accepted: 16 February 2010

Published: 16 February 2010

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    9 July 2010

    rich winkel, University of Missouri

    It's certainly curious that the terms "erogenous" and "frenar band" are nowhere to be found in this article. For the record, the frenar band happens to be the primary erogenous zone of the male body, and it is located in the foreskin. One would think that parents would want to know whether they're amputating something that could well prove precious to their son. Furthermore there is evidence that circumcision significantly increases male->female HIV transmission rates due to increased vaginal friction, as corroborated by a comparison of US and EU HIV and circ rates. This one-sided censorship and propaganda campaign is in keeping with decades of medical disinformation regarding circumcision. Is medicine capable of acting ethically on this issue?

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Authors’ Affiliations

MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Dept of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
The Jerusalem AIDS Project, Jerusalem, Israel