• Re: CIRCUMCISING BABIES IS long term beneficial

    From a425couple@a425couple@hotmail.com to sac.politics,ca.general,alt.california,ca.politics,ny.politics,nyc.politics on Mon Oct 19 08:57:00 2020
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    On 10/18/2020 3:04 PM, Guy wrote:

    You are quite negatively opinionated on an
    action that produces clear long term health benefits.


    "Greater Benefits of Infant Circumcision
    Commentary: Benefits extend into adulthood, says Johns Hopkins
    adolescent medicine specialist

    Arik Marcell
    Johns Hopkins Adolescent Medicine Specialist Arik Marcell, M.D., M.P.H., outlines circumcision's medical benefits.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published (Pediatrics, September 2012) a policy statement on the medical circumcision of male newborns. While determining that the procedure’s benefits outweigh its risks, AAP does not go so far as to recommend universal newborn
    circumcision, saying instead that the decision should be left to parents
    “to make in the context of their religious, ethical and cultural beliefs.”

    The preventive and public health benefits associated with newborn male circumcision, however, “warrant third-party reimbursement of the procedure,” including Medicaid, says AAP. It goes on to recommend that circumcision in infancy be performed by “trained and competent
    providers, using sterile techniques and effective pain management.”

    Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a flap of skin
    that covers the tip of the penis. The first revision of its circumcision stance in 13 years, the AAP’s new policy takes into account significant studies, including a recent one from Johns Hopkins, that link
    circumcision to decreased risk over a lifetime for some forms of cancer, including penile and cervical, and the spread and heterosexual
    acquisition of HIV, human papilloma virus (HPV), genital herpes and
    syphilis. Much of the new scientific research, since the previous AAP
    policy of 1999, has taken place in Africa, where the prevalence of
    sexually transmitted infections, HIV in particular, is high and increasing.

    Such newly and widely documented health benefits, says the AAP in
    related literature, are great enough that the insurance should cover the
    cost of circumcision, “which would increase access to the procedure for families who choose it.”

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