Creative Destruction

April 27, 2006

Circumcision and Monogamy Most Effective Against HIV Transmission

Filed under: Science — Robert @ 11:37 pm

Very interesting study done in the field in Africa.

6 Comments »

  1. If those finding prove to be robust, then I would reverse my current opposition to male circumcision.

    Comment by Daran — May 1, 2006 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

  2. Even the most “robust” studies claim to show circumcision to be far less effective than condoms. One study shows cutting girls also seems to have a protective effect. Should we reverse our opposition there too? Or, how about, cutting the whole thing off would be completely effective, and you hardly need a study to show it?

    Comment by Hugh7 — December 2, 2006 @ 1:04 am | Reply

  3. Let me make where I stand clear. I regard circumcision of males and females for religious or cultural reasons to be a barbaric practice more appropriate to the middle ages than the third millennium.

    However, medical circumcision performed by trained surgeons under clinical conditions and with anaesthetic could be justified if science proves it to be an effective means of controlling HIV/AIDS and other STDs, and it’s not just a pretext for those cultural/religious practices.

    I’m not sufficiently motivated to go to the effort of examining and evaluating the science to come to an educated view on whether or not this is so. Sorry, but we have to choose our causes. I wish you well in yours.

    Comment by Daran — December 2, 2006 @ 4:55 am | Reply

  4. ………… There is a movement of Jews who are questioning circumcision, and working to end this abuse of children. The movement ranges from the Orthodox to the secular, and includes mothers, fathers, scholars, historians, medical professionals, activists, and intellectuals.

    Jewish Groups for Genital Integrity

    * Jews Against Circumcision http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/

    * Brit Shalom Celebrants by Mark D. Reiss, M.D. http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html

    * Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective by Ron Goldman, Ph.D. http://www.jewishcircumcision.org

    * The Current Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 1

    http://intactnews.org/node/105/1311886372/jewish-voices-current-judaic-movement-end-circumcision-part-1

    The Kindest Un-Cut Feminism, Judaism, and My Son’s Foreskin by Professor Michael S. Kimmel

    http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/kimmel1/

    Jewish Intactivist Miriam Pollack has some great commentary on Foreskin Man in this recent interview.

    http://www.beyondthebris.com/2011/07/defying-convention-interview-with_27.html

    Jews Speak Out in Favor of Banning Circumcision on Minors
    http://intactnews.org/node/103/1311885181/jews-speak-out-favor-banning-circumcision-minors ……………

    Comment by A Jewish Male Opposing Circumcision — August 5, 2011 @ 5:20 am | Reply

  5. Israeli Groups for Genital Integrity
    * A Jewish Community Group for Parents of Intact Sons ( http://www.kahal.org )
    * Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation ( http://www.britmila.org.il )
    * Protect the Child ( http://www.gonnen.org )

    Comment by A Jewish Male Opposing Circumcision — August 5, 2011 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  6. One Rabbis’ Thoughts on Circumcision by Rabbi Nathan Segal

    http://www.rabbinathan.com/writings/circum.shtml

    One Brit B’lee Milah (Covenant Without Cutting) Ceremony

    http://www.nocirc.org/religion/Naming_ceremony.php

    Bris Shalom Ceremony by Norm Cohen

    http://www.nocircofmi.org/BrisShalom.pdf

    Ending Circumcision in the Jewish Community? by Moshe Rothenberg (New York, USA)

    http://www.nocirc.org/symposia/second/rothenberg.html

    The Kindest Un-Cut Feminism, Judaism, and My Son’s Foreskin by Professor Michael S. Kimmel

    http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/kimmel1/

    Comment by A Jewish Male Opposing Circumcision — August 5, 2011 @ 7:17 am | Reply


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