Cancer increased w/circumcision rates
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|Wed, 07-15-2009 - 6:34pm|
Penile Cancer rates in the "US Population" have increased with increased circumcision rates.
(direct link BMJ Journals ) http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/312/7033/779/c
( easy to read copy) http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/cancer/fleiss/
â€œMorten Frisch and colleagues mistakenly repeat the myth that neonatal circumcision renders the subject immune to penile cancerâ€¦.. 1 The reference given for this statement is not an epidemiological study but an opinion article by the American circumcisionist Abraham L. Wolbarst in 1932.2 Wolbarst invented this myth and was directly responsible for its proliferation; he based it on unverifiable anecdotes, ethnocentric stereotypes, a faulty understanding of human anatomy and physiology, a misunderstanding of the distinction between association and cause, and a unbridled missionary zeal. It was not based on valid scientific and epidemiological research.â€
â€œEpidemiological studies disproved Wolbarst's myth long agoâ€¦. Their study also shows that the rate of penile cancer among men circumcised neonatally has risen in the United States relative to the rise in the rate of neonatal circumcision.â€
Valid Scientific and Epidemiological studies show the exact opposite of what pro-circ groups want others to believe -> that Penile cancer rates were increasing with increasing circumcision rates in the US.