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To Maqsood: You have shown circucision is useless!

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Submitted by Plato (India), Aug 2, 2007 at 08:53

>>Ans:The American Academy of Family Physicians believes parents should discuss with their son's doctor the potential benefits and the risks involved when making their decision.<<

You have avoided answering whether circumcision is against nature or not.

You say the AAP suggests discussing pros and cons of circumcision with parents. Was there anyone to advice people before the AAP?

>>…circumcision does offer some benefi… offers some benefit in preventing penile cancer in adult men… this disease is very rare in all men,…. Study results are mixed about whether circumcision may help reduce the risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners, and whether it helps prevent certain problems with the penis,…. keeping the penis clean can help prevent these problems just as well as circumcision….<<

It is only now with Western surgical methods that deaths are reduced due to circumcision. But infection and death in olden times and in underdeveloped countries would still be a great risk. Why should parents risk their sons' lives for very little benefit?

>>….circumcision has fallen in the USA from 90 per cent in the 1950s to around 60 per cent today.

In Korea, more than 90 per cent of men have been circumcised, usually in their teens and twenties

…. By 1975, only 6 per cent of boys born in the UK were circumcised. <<

Why is circumcision becoming unpopular in medically advanced countries? Is there any evidence of increased diseases due to this?

>>….slightly increased chance of developing phimosis (see below), but this persistence is not a reason for circumcision.<<

If so why do Muslims get circumcised?

>>Prevention of disease is the second most commonly given reason for circumcision after religious reasons, although the evidence that it has any beneficial effect on future health is very poor….<<

Why circumcise if this is the case??

>>Circumcised men are more at risk from penile warts than uncircumcised men, and the risk of developing penile cancer is now almost equal in the two groups. Therefore, routine circumcision cannot be recommended to prevent penile cancer.<<

Again why risk circumcision?

>>Sexually transmitted infections that cause ulcers on the genitals (syphilis, chancroid, herpes simplex) are more common in uncircumcised men. However, urethritis or inflammation of the tube that carries urine through the penis (caused by gonorrhoea and non-gonococcal urethritis) is more common in circumcised men, as are penile warts.

Yeast infection (caused by candida or thrush) is equally common in circumcised and uncircumcised men, although circumcised men are less likely to have symptoms with this infection so they are more likely to unknowingly pass on thrush to their sexual partners.<<

Where is the benefit in circumcision. We see that circumcised men are a threat to their sex partners.]

>>Views conflict on whether circumcision….. inadequate to recommend circumcision as an HIV-preventive measure in the UK.<<

Except in sub-Saharan Africa why should anyone circumcise?

>>…The evidence is inadequate to recommend it as a preventive measure against cervical cancer.<<

Why should men circumcise is this is true?

>>….A UTI is not usually a great risk to health, so it does not seem reasonable to perform a surgical procedure on 100 infants to reduce the risk of one developing UTI.
As the author asks is it a good enough reason to circumcise?<<

>>Circumcision could save millions from AIDS: studies

SYDNEY: Millions of new HIV infections in Africa could be avoided if more men were circumcised, an International AIDS Society conference was told on Tuesday……<<

You seem to have reason to crow about circumcision considering this report.

When did HIV appear? Maybe 25 years or so? How much longer will it be any kind of threat? Another 25 years, 50 years, 100 years? So the Prophet was trying to protect two generations of human beings in underdeveloped countries by recommending circumcision?

>>If u need further clarity i can provide u. Believe me it is your science (i confess that Muslims now a days are not that good in science) that is proving every order or saying of Islam.<<

You seem to be implying that circumcision was recommended foreseeing all kinds of diseases. Would it not have been less messy and painless if Allah had created men without a foreskin? Can you please tell us why our creator gave us a foreskin if He wants it removed almost as soon as we are born?

Our science is proving Islamic sayings? Did Islam say anything about HIV?

Our sciences do not say that the sun goes and sets in a muddy pool. Our science does not say that stars are missiles to drive away the devil. Nor does it say that mountains are there to prevent the earth from shaking. It does not say that sperm comes from near the backbone. Western science has not seen any invisible barrier between sea and salt-free water. Is Western science wrong on all these counts. Your answer is eagerly awaited.

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