Circumcision Provides Protection Against STDs

It is hard for parents to decide about the circumcision of their baby boy, but this procedure reduces the risk of many infections later in life, a new study suggested.

In the study, including 5,000 uncircumcised males, researchers found that after circumcision the events of infections of herpes and transmission of HPV, which is a major cause of cervical cancer in female, was reduced by 28 and thirty-five percent respectively.

Many previous researches have almost similar findings and also concluded that circumcision reduce the risk of HIV by 60 percent.

“These findings may one day change the policy and recommend the circumcision as vital tool for the better protection against herpes, HIV and VPV,” lead researcher Dr. Thomas Quinn said.

Researchers defined the reasons of removing projected skin of penis. The foreskin of has two types of skin the outer and inner. The outer skin closely resembles to the body skin but inner skin resembles to the vaginal cell as it has some mucous cells which is an ideal habitat for the viruses. During intercourse the foreskin pulled back and mucosal skin exposed. It makes easier for the virus to get transfer from men to women.

Likewise if women passed the virus, they attached to the mucosal skin and start to replicate. Reduction was so dramatically that forces the researchers to recheck the blood samples for viral infections but they found no significant difference.

These findings suggest that parents have to discuss their physicians all about circumcision. It’s a easier and short procedure with almost zero complication in neonates but its effects are long term.

Circumcision Provides Protection Against STDs
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