STD and Sexual Dysfunction  

cajunpet 70M
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5/16/2005 1:02 pm

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STD and Sexual Dysfunction

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By Mary G. Ray, All Rights Reserved

A current argument for circumcision is that it prevents sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. has the highest population of circumcised males in the industrialized world. The U.S. also has one of the highest rates of STDs. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that “circumcision does not lead to lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases." In fact: “Circumcised men appeared ‘slightly more likely’ to contract a sexually transmitted disease during their lifetime.” [Perlman] In the survey of 1400 men, “circumcised men reported several cases of the bacterial infection called chlamydia, while the disease did not occur at all among the uncircumcised men. Circumcised men “who had 20 or more sex partners had more than twice the risk of bacterial or viral infections -- most often gonorrhea -- compared to uncircumcised men.” [Perlman]

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The same report emphasized that uncircumcised men are more likely to report anxieties about some kind of sexual dysfunction. [Perlman] However, researchers found that “45% of all men reported some type of sexual dysfunction in the previous year.” [Times] Of the men between the ages of 45 to 59, sexual dysfunction was reported by 40% of the circumcised men and by 58% of the men intact. The dysfunctions included things like loss of interest in intercourse, difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection, and an inability to have an orgasm.

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Ana_6973 43F

5/16/2005 1:43 pm

I don't remember where I read the article now, but there was a European study that suggested uncircumcised men were more likely to contract AIDS. I don't remember if they discussed other STD's.

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5/25/2005 10:39 pm

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