Male circumcision has long been associated with a decrease risk of HIV and HPV transmission to the circumcised man.

A study in the US has found that with a drop from the current circumcision rate of about 55 percent of baby boys born in the U.S. to 10 percent, there would be almost 5,000 extra HIV cases in men, 57,000 extra HPV infections and another 27,000 newborn UTIs among about four million babies.

Obviously a reduction in the amount of HIV and HPV in the population would have a knock on effect and also reduce the chances of their sexual partners contracting either virus.

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