CDC Study Shows That Circumcision Has Benefits

First let me start off saying I agree with circumcision and I will tell you why after I explain why the CDC believes that circumcision benefits outweigh risk and health insurers should pay for it. On Tuesday, December 1, 2014 U.S. health officials released information that supported having circumcision done. However, the CDC did not say parents should have their newborn sons circumcised; they believe that is still a personal decision. Yet the evidence is clear that the benefits do outweigh the risk.

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What is circumcision? Well circumcision is the procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis. This procedure can lower the risk of STD’s, penile cancer and urinary tract infection. The study took about seven as a way to find out to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa.

According to the CDC new guidelines, evidence shows that:

  • It can cut the risk of getting HIV from an infected female by 50 to 60 percent.
  • Reduce the risk of genital herpes as well as certain strains of the human papillomavirus by 30 percent or more.

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Over the years, Medicaid programs in about 18 states stopped paying for newborn circumcision. The procedure cost about $150 to $200. Many opposed circumcisions stating it cause pain, bleeding and risk of infection in newborns. However, among some cultures; such as Muslims, Hebrews and Jews this is a normal practice. This is why I agree with circumcisions not only because of its health benefits but because of the reason behind it. It’s a covenant with the Creator. In the bible, newborn males are to be circumcised on the 8th day. Note that most hospitals will circumcise the newborn before the 8th day and will give them Vitamin K. Many may say bleeding is a problem but scientist have found out that on the 8th day Vitamin K levels peak on the 8th day and that would be the best time to circumcise a newborn male. Vitamin K helps the blood to clot.

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Christina Wilde says:

    The CDC echoes the AAP, who has long since been under fire for their policy statement on circumcison: “The benefits outweigh the risks, but we don’t know what the risks are, and we still don’t recommend it.” The ‘benefits’ of circumcision are the same benefits of taking showers and wearing condoms- both of which healthy people will be doing anyway. Religious circumcision is invalid as there are no religious babies. Babies cannot consent to a covenant.

  2. The CDC has received an avalanche of comments objecting to their current stance on genital cutting. Here is what I recently posted. The ongoing concern against genital cutting, particularly circumcision of infant males as an American medical practice has three essential facets. The first, of course, is severe pain and trauma inflicted on a helpless infant since effective anesthesia can rarely be used. The second is body ownership. An infant or young child has no choice about the fate of his genitals if circumcised and presumably he would prefer to keep all of his own body parts. The third is the important protective and sensory functions of the foreskin itself – a fact usually entirely ignored by supposed medical “authorities.” Of additional concern are the many complications of the operation that have too often resulted in increased trauma to the infant and parents and sometimes causing permanent disfigurement and death.

    Any support for routine genital cutting (circumcision) is gravely illogical when viewed in the light of all “unnecessary” body structures. One could just as easily concoct a list of supposed hazards of ears, toes or other extraneous body parts, wrap this in medical terminology, and propose rampant amputation of said body parts for all non-consenting newborns. The fact that we readily dismiss such behavior towards any other normally occurring body structure as ludicrous if not horrific proves the irrationality of American minds in regards to foreskins and genital cutting. http://peacefulbeginningsrosemary.wordpress.com

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