You’re introducing too many cultural factors to make a statistically valid comparison. You’re comparing citizens living in one country versus another continent. I’m comparing circumcised men with non-circumcised men.Yea you could post studies all day and it wouldn't change the fact that STDs and HIV are more prevalent in your heavily circumcised country than in Western Europe.
Conclusion. The evidence does not support non-therapeutic circumcision to prevent STD infection. On balance, non-circumcision is to be preferred because of the freedom from complications and other adverse effects.
SUMMARY: Most specific STIs are not impacted significantly by circumcision status. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, HSV, and HPV. Syphilis showed mixed results with prevalence studies suggesting intact men were at great risk and incidence studies suggesting the opposite. Intact men appear to be greater risk for GUD while at lower risk for GDS, NSU, genital warts, and the overall risk of any STIs. It is also clear that any positive impact of circumcision on STIs is not seen in general populations. Consequently, the prevention of STIs cannot be rationally interpreted as a benefit of circumcision, and a policy of circumcision for the general population to prevent STIs is not supported by the evidence currently available in the medical literature.
Discussion: What began as speculation has resulted a century later in 60-75% of American boys being circumcised with no clearly confirmed medical benefit. In the interim, no solid epidemiological evidence has been found to support the theory that circumcision prevents STDs or to justify a policy of involuntary mass circumcision as a public health measure. While the number of confounding factors and the inability to perform a random, double-blind, propective trial make assessing the role of circumcision in STD acquisition difficult, there is no clear evidence that circumcision prevents STDs. The only consistent trend is that uncircumcised males may be more susceptible to GUD, while circumcised men are more prone to urethritis. Currently, in developed nations, urethritis is more common than GUD . In summary, the medical literature does not support the theory that circumcision prevents STDs.
I have very limited medical experience with Muslims. Muslims will usually not seek care in Jewish Hospitals or Catholic Hospitals. I did not know this. As far as "girl talk", this isn't the type of discussion I would have with my Muslim female friends. My other friends tho...it has been brought up several times and they have made their preferences quite clear. LOL When I teach my Patho and A&P classes...this always comes up as far as complications of uncircumcised men...and the hundreds of classes of that nature...the female students have also voiced their preferences and opinions. This is definitely an American preference. The opinions tend to center on hygiene. I will spare you the details of their opinions. :f_blush:Muslims also require male circumcision.
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