Argument: Circumcision helps protect against human papilloma virus

Issue Report: Infant male circumcision


Edgar J. Schoen, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. “Protection Against A Number of Sexually Transmitted Infections”. Opposing Views – “2. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This is the most prevalent STI in the United States (US) – 6 million new cases/year. An international study involving 5 nations has shown that HPV is 3 times more commonly found on uncircumcised penises as compared to those circumcised. HPV is the cause of penile, cervical and anogenital cancers.”