Make this year a Healthy One
Did you know: According to PNP Daily News:
Circumcision For Male Infants May Be Becoming Less Common In US.
On its website, CBS News (4/3, Firger) reports that data published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that “circumcision for male infants is becoming less common in the US.” Researchers “found the circumcision rate in newborns has declined from 83 percent in the 1960s to 77 percent in 2010.” The research “also finds that over their lifetime, half of all uncircumcised males will contract a medical condition related to their foreskin.”
NBC News (4/3, Carroll) reports on its website that “the most common medical problems associated with an intact foreskin are bacterial and viral infections, including urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases…said” lead author Brian J. Morris. Additionally, “there are other very serious medical conditions connected with the foreskin, including penile cancer, which has high mortality and is ‘extremely rare in circumcised men,’ Morris said.” Meanwhile, “prostate cancer rates may be 15 to 20 percent higher for uncircumcised men, he said, according to recent” research.