Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Circumcision and UTI

"Circumcision prevents UTIs," I am told. "It's better when a mohel does it," I am told.

As far as I'm aware, UTIs are much more common in girls than they are in boys, whether the boys have been circumcised or not. They're already quite rare in boys, and they're already quite easily treatable with antibiotics.

It boggles the mind how having newer, better treatment and prevention methods for a disease, people cling to older, radical surgery as "prevention." It's simply illogical how instead of trying to look for ways to make a surgical procedure absolete, "researchers" grope for ways to keep it around.

Oh when will this madness end?

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