Mogen clamps deemed too dangerous for use

Following a handful of botched circumcisions in the US including a traumatic glans amputation, a US court has awarded damages in excess of $10million against the company which manufactures the Mogen clamp. General advice is that circumcisions performed using the Mogen clamp are too dangerous to be justified and carry a small but very serious risk of permanent damage to the...

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Male circumcision provides long-term indirect protection to women

Male circumcision provides long-term indirect protection to women by reducing the risk of heterosexual men becoming infected with HIV. Male circumcision and risk of HIV infection in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Weiss HA, Hankins CA, Dickson K. Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Lancet Infect Dis. 2009 Nov;9(11):669-77. PMID: 1985022

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Circumcision cuts HIV risk

Uncircumcised men are at a much greater risk of becoming infected with HIV from heterosexual sex than circumcised men, say researchers. Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/782656.stm

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