Long-term benefit of male circumcision to the reduction of urinary tract infections and genitourinary cancers in China

Fu jun Zhao, Philip S. Li, Nian qing Lü, Richard Lee, Yi feng Peng, Feng Cheng, Zheng Li, Hao qin Xu, Mark Barone, Marc Goldstein, Shu jia Xia

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Abstract

Increasingly accumulated results from randomized controlled trials and other clinical studies have demonstrated that male circumcision reduces the risks of acquisition and transmission of HIV, HPV, HSV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections, and thus has a potential role in preventing cervical cancer, penile cancer and prostate cancer. The prevalence of male circumcision in China is currently less than 5%. The clinical evaluation studies and randomized controlled trials of the Shang Ring device showed excellent safety profiles, extremely high acceptability, and satisfaction among the participants and service providers in Africa and China. Given the recent recommendations by the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), voluntary medical male circumcision should be promoted in China at the national level as an important alternative intervention to reduce reproductive tract infections and prevent both males and females from reproductive tract cancers. More emphasis is required on the studies of the long-term health benefits of male circumcision in uro-andrology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-977
Number of pages9
JournalZhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology
Volume20
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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