Re: [GYCA] Uganda: Male Circumcision May Help Protect Sexual PartnersAgainstCervical Cancer
Jan 22nd, 2011 - 17:41:22
One more misinterpretation!
Guys we have to know what these articles mean! From the title it says male
circumcision prevents cervical cancer but it does not directly prevents
cervical cancer, it might prevent you catching and transmitting HPV (which
is warts virus). Additionally, having HPV does not mean that you will have
cancer because some of the HPV types are benign and do not lead to any
These are kinda promotion-concerned titles.
Muge Cevik,MD, MSc STIs and HIV
Regional Focal Point for Western Europe
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
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On 22 January 2011 00:25, ojok eric wrote:
> *Please read the report attached:*
> Male circumcision, which has been shown to decrease a mans risk of
> contracting the virus that causes AIDS, also appears to help protect his
> sexual partners against cervical cancer.
> In an offshoot of a landmark study of 1,200 heterosexual couples in Uganda
> involving circumcision and AIDS, researchers reported in The Lancet this
> month that having a circumcised partner reduced a womans risk of catching
> human papillomaviruses by about 25 percent. Such viruses lead to genital
> warts and cervical cancer.
> The study, led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, did not last
> long enough to see how many women actually developed cancer; that can take
> years or decades.
> Cervical cancer was once a major killer in wealthy countries, but because
> Pap smears it is now much rarer. In poor countries, it kills almost 250,000
> women a year, according to the National Cancer Institute.
> Papilloma vaccines like Gardasil and Cervarix provide much greater
> protection than circumcision does, but they are too expensive for most poor
> Doctors have long suspected that having circumcised husbands protected
> against cervical cancer. A 1901 study in The Lancet noted that few British
> Jewish women died of it (although it erroneously concluded that they were
> protected by avoiding bacon). Later research in Israel found that stronger
> protection comes from a variant gene common in Jewish women all over the
> Ojok Eric
> National Focal Point-Uganda
> Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
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> P. O. Box 655 Gulu, Uganda | Tel: +256 754 172595
> ojokeric (at) gmail.com
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