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Circumcision protective against STD

Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) that often goes undetected, causing female infertility and greater chance of developing cervical cancer. However a recent study conducted on sexually active couples, found that circumcision reduced the transmission rate of Chlamydia. The hypothesis for this lower risk was thought to be due to the absence of foreskin, which can harbor infection.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Circumcision protective against STD

Date: 2 November 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-02T172737Z_01_MUN262784_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-CIRCUMCISED-MEN-LESS-APT-TRANSMIT-CHLAMYD-DC.XML

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