Although there is much debate over whether circumcision benefits women or not,
recent studies suggest that there are some advantages. The AAP, for instance, has revised its policy on male circumcision. New studies suggest that circumcision protects against HIV
and certain STDs. However, more studies are needed to determine whether it is a good choice
for men. Despite the negative effects of the
procedure, many parents insist that their sons be circumcised.
It is not clear how circumcision benefits men but
the health risks associated are lower than those associated other procedures. The risk of contracting syphilis
or the human papillomavirus is lower for circumcision-bearing men. It is also less likely to
transmit HIV from your partner. The risk of developing cervical
carcinoma in women is lower for men who have undergone circumcision. In addition,
circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. According to African studies, circumcision has a lower risk of
HIV infection in males.