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Infectious disease: male circumcision for preventing HPV infection

TitleInfectious disease: male circumcision for preventing HPV infection
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGray, RH
JournalNature reviews.Urology
Volume6
Pagination298-299
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1759-4820; 1759-4812
Accession Number19498404
KeywordsAdolescent, Circumcision, Male, Female, Humans, Male, Papillomavirus Infections/prevention & control/virology, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic/methods, Risk Factors, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral/prevention & control/virology, Young Adult
Abstract

The role of male circumcision in reducing sexually transmitted infections is controversial. A series of recently published papers add to the growing body of evidence that male circumcision might reduce carriage of penile human papillomavirus (HPV).