CDC proposes stronger endorsement of male circumcision

  title={CDC proposes stronger endorsement of male circumcision},
  author={Michael McCarthy},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • M. McCarthy
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Health providers should advise adolescents and adult men and the parents of male infants and boys that circumcision substantially reduces the risk of contracting several sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV, herpes, and human papillomavirus, say new recommendations proposed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 2 December.1 Although the CDC tempers its proposed guidance by noting that the decision to undergo circumcision is “made in the context of not only health… Expand


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