From the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine": Male Circumcision and HIV: Insufficient Evidence

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From the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine": Male Circumcision and HIV: Insufficient Evidence
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 6:50pm

They say the the so-called African "studies" have huge validity flaws and the results are NOT applicable to America. (I added the bold type).

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Studies published since the RCCTs show that

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"After all I always suspected that the ultimate, and not so covert, goal on the "African studies" was not out of concern for the health of the African population but to provide a sound bite or blurb to justify the continuation of non-religious routine infant circumcision in the only society that continues to conduct it wholesale: the US"

I suspected Robert Bailey the same thing and when the study was first announced, I took a little time to research the participants (authors and others).

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and I wonder if that is the reason why the AAP and CDC are already about 18 months behind in their previously-heralded change of position with regards to infant circumcision (i.e. towards recommendation)?

After all I always suspected that the ultimate, and not so covert, goal on the "African studies" was not out of concern for the health of the African population but to provide a sound bite or blurb to justify the continuation of non-religious routine infant circumcision in the only society that continues to conduct it wholesale: the US.

Regards,

Federico.