Cervical cancer

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Proponents of circumcision, particularly in the West assert that intact men spread Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This claim is predicated on the notion that infant boys should undergo unnecessary surgery for the benefit of future female sexual partners. This is a clear example of gynocentrism as men are expected to endure genital mutilation for the benefit of women. Further, research suggests that circumcision offers no protective advantage against HPV anyway.

A 2003 article in The Israeli Medical Association Journal noted:

Although the dispute over the association of circumcision and cervical cancer in various populations is still ongoing [23,24], there seems to be no hard evidence that circumcision prevents its occurrence in Jewish women, and it is no longer considered to play a protective role. [1]

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