Circumcision Lowers Chances Of HPV Risk In Women, Study Says

January 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
hpv-vaccineJan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study carried out by American researchers in Uganda has revealed that males who have undergone circumcision have more chances of protecting their female partners against fretful diseases like vaginal cancer. The study was carried out in the African nation after which it came to light that partners of uncircumcised males are prone to high chances of getting affected by the severe human papilloma virus or HPV.

Although the study has showed that circumcised males are not completely free from the risk of transferring HPV to their wives and girlfriends but their chances are definitely less when it comes to the comparison with the uncircumcised males. According to the reports of the study, the female partners of the men who were circumcised stood out 28 percent less than the 38.7 percent females who were affected with HPV infections. Dr. Maria Wawer who is associated with the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore had conducted the study in between 2003-2006. The study was conducted on as many as 1,000 women who had long time sexual relations with their husbands or boyfriends.

Researchers have reiterated that the study has confirmed that circumcision in males reduces chances of various sexual diseases both in men and women. It helps safeguard men against HIV, HPV infections, herpes simplex virus-2, genital ulcer. Whereas for females, it helps reducing the risk of getting affected by HPV infection, trichomoniasis, genital ulcer, cervical cancer. HPV is a deadly virus which is the main causative agent behind cervical cancer while it is also active in causing genital warts and cancer in other parts of the body like head, neck, anus and penis.

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