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Circumcision may reduce prostate cancer risk

Jonathan Wright-led study shows males circumcised before first sexual intercourse 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer

March 12, 2012

A new analysis led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers found circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer. Published online March 12 in the journal Cancer, the study suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy.

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Circumcision for HIV prevention

Citing a new study from Uganda, Dr. Judith Wasserheit's New England Journal of Medicine editorial concludes 'circumcision offers an important prevention opportunity and should be widely available'

March 30, 2009

According to an editorial by Dr. Judith Wasserheit, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center Clinical Research Division and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, co-authored by Dr. Matthew Golden of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD and the Seattle-King County Public Health Department’s STD Control Program, circumcision of adult and newborn males is an important tool for preventing HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases and should be made widely available in areas of high disease prevalence around the world, according to a recent editorial in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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