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It is now more than a year after the anniversary of the AAP's statement on circumcision. The AAP's statement was made on August 27, 2012. It is time to learn about the condemnation of the AAP's statement on infant male circumcision by 38 doctors representing more than 16 international medical associations. This is groundbreaking and historic. Why? When was the last time you have heard of so many doctors and their organizations condemning another doctors' organization?
Cultural Bias in the AAP's 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision
What is in the best interest of the child? It is in the best interest of the child
1) to become educated and aware of what the foreskin is and what its functions involve before cutting it off,
2) to consider the stereotypes and why they exist before cutting the foreskin off,
3) to consider if any men circumcised in infancy have been harmed by the procedure since the newborn could possibly become one of these men in the future, and
4) to avoid cutting off any body part if other less invasive means to care for that part of the body are available.
5) to learn the easy care of the foreskin which is healthier than circumcision. A) Do not pull the foreskin back. Let nature take its time. B) Do not use harsh soaps or bubble bath. C) Give your child a regular bath. As easy as ABC!
The best way for promiscuous dudes to prevent HIV is to use a condom. If they refuse to use a condom, the foreskin has a defense mechanism. Waiting ten minutes, allowing the natural foreskin to do its job, and wiping with a dry cloth is more effective at preventing HIV than circumcision.
"If we were to express the efficacy of delayed washing in the same way that the results of PrEP trials were reported, that is as relative risk reductions, this would mean that not washing immediately, but waiting for at least 10 minutes after intercourse before washing can reduce the risk of infection by 83%. Compare this to the 44% efficacy of Truvada in the iPrEx trial, the 39 % efficacy of tenofovir gel in reducing the risk of infection in women in the Caprisa 004 trial, and the 38-66% efficacy reported for circumcision over 24 months."
The reason the foreskin provides protection is because it contains Langerin which is a barrier to HIV-infected Langerhan's cells thus making the foreskin the body's front line of defense against disease and infections such as HIV! De Witte wrote: "Langerin is a natural barrier to HIV-1 infection, and strategies to combat infection must enhance, preserve or, at the very least, not interfere with Langerin expression and function."
de Witte L, Nabatov A, Pion M, et al. (March 2007). "Langerin is a natural barrier to HIV-1 transmission by Langerhans cells". Nature Medicine 13
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