Male circumcision does not lessen sexual satisfaction or performance and there should be no reservations about using male circumcision as a way of fighting HIV, says a US study in the journal BJU International.
Some studies suggest that male circumcision can reduce HIV infection rates by as much as 50 percent, BBC News reported. HIV is the virus that causes Aids.
The Johns Hopkins University study included nearly 5 000 Ugandan men - half of them circumcised - who were asked to rate their sexual performance and satisfaction. There was little difference between circumcised and uncircumcised men, the study found.
Most reliable study to date
Previous studies on circumcision and sexual satisfaction produced mixed results, but the Hopkins team said the number of men and other factors make their study the most reliable to date, BBC News reported.
"Our study clearly shows that being circumcised did not have an adverse effect on the men who underwent the procedure when we compared them with men who had not yet received surgery," said study leader Professor Ronald Gray.
"Other studies already show that being able to reassure men that the procedure won't affect sexual satisfaction or performance makes them much more likely to be circumcised," Gray said. – (HealthDayNews)
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