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CDC Releases Recommendations Supporting Medical Male Circumcision, Saying Procedure Helps Decrease Risk Of HIV, Other STIs

Reuters: Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says
“The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long-awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that medically performed male circumcision could help decrease the risk of contracting HIV and several other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as other health problems…” (Berkrot, 12/2).

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