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HIV/AIDS

07 June 2010

Circumcision prevents penis injuries

A study finds that circumcised men are less likely to sustain cuts, abrasions and other minor injuries to the penis during sex, explaining why circumcision lowers the risk of HIV.

A new study finds that circumcised men appear less likely to sustain cuts, abrasions and other minor injuries to the penis during sex - which may help explain why circumcision lowers the risk of HIV transmission from heterosexual sex.
 

This raises the possibility that lower injury risk is one reason that circumcision lowers the odds of HIV transmission, according to the researchers, led by Dr Supriya D. Mehta of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mild penile injuries dangerous
 

 

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