Circumcision, Sex, God, and Science : Modern Health Benefits of an Ancient Ritual (Paperback)

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Newborn circumcision results in lifetime medical benefits. There are manyhealth advantages, and surgical risks are minimal. Of greatest benefit is60% protection against acquiring HIV/AIDS, and 6 African countries havestarted mass circumcision programs. Other sexually transmitted infectionswith protection include human papilloma virus (the cause of penile andcervical cancer) and genital herpes, which can result in death or braindamage in newborns. There is prevention of infant kidney infections,foreskin infections, local skin diseases and retraction problems, along withease of genital hygiene. Women prefer the circumcised penis- cleaner sex isbetter and more varied. The newborn period is the window of opportunitysince the foreskin is thinner (no sutures needed), and babies have higherlevels of stress hormones and recover quickly. Circumcision is an importantworldwide public health measure.


Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Mfg Part# 9781439219102
SKU 212711363
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439219109
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0198
Publisher Booksurge Publishing
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