A Feb. 23 article in the New York Times revealed:
Circumcision may provide even more protection against AIDS than was realized when two clinical trials in Africa were stopped two months ago because the results were so clear, according to studies being published today….
[T]he final data from the trials, to be published today in the British medical journal The Lancet, suggest that circumcision reduces a man’s risk by as much as 65 percent….
“If we had an AIDS vaccine that was performing as well as this, it would be the talk of the town”… [said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases].
Speaking of vaccines, hasn’t the HPV vaccine been reported to coincidentally stop about the same percentage (70) of cervical cancer? Hasn’t this been why legislators around the country are promoting mandated HPV vaccines?
It seems to me legislators should also mandate male circumcision, to be fair.
[Hat tip: Cal Skinner]
[Photo, courtesy of Aids.net, is of Australian Professor Roger Short holding a circumcision device.]