Monday, August 31, 2009

News of Interest to Moms August 31, 2009

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News to know:

CDC considers promoting 'Universal Circumcision'

In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is considering recommending “universal circumcision” for all baby boys born in the United States.

Officials analyzed several studies that show in African countries hit hard by HIV, men who were circumcised reduced their infection risk by half, according to a report in the New York Times. However, those studies focused on heterosexual men who are at risk of getting HIV from infected female partners. The main issue in the U.S. is men who have sex with men.

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