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CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision
National Public Radio

Draft federal recommendations don’t usually raise eyebrows, but this one certainly will — that males of all ages, including teenage boys, be counseled on the health benefits of circumcision.

In the past 15 years, studies in Africa have found that circumcision lowers men’s risk of being infected with HIV during heterosexual intercourse by 50 to 60 percent. Being circumcised also reduces men’s risk of infection with the herpes virus and human papillomavirus.

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