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Circumcision and STD in the United States
  1. Stefan A Bailis
  1. Research and Education Association on Circumcision Health Effects, Bloomington, MN, USA
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Editor,—The study by Diseker et al,1 though examining too small a study population to obtain statistically meaningful results in some aspects, is commendably objective. Their study tends to confirm previous research findings relative to circumcision versus syphilis and gonorrhoea, the majority of which indicate a strong (protective) relation between the non-circumcised state and syphilis and a weaker relation with gonorrhoea.

A brief examination of this and several previous studies going back 150 …

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