Circumcision is listed as a non-medically necessary surgery that is preformed on baby boys. By being listed as non-medically necessary Medicaid in some states will no longer pay for this procedure. Some group and private health insurance companies are also refusing to pay for this. But medical research has shown that this procedure does have very important medical benefits.
Studies done have shown that a woman who is in a sexual relationship with a man that is circumcised is less likely to acquire cervical cancer than a woman who is with a man that is not circumcised. This reduction in cervical cancer shows one of the medical benefits of circumcision. The reason that circumcision has been linked to reducing the risks of cervical cancer is that circumcision reduces the risk of contracting the Human Papillomavirus. It is this virus that can cause cervical cancer.
How can medical insurance companies call this procedure non-medically necessary when studies have shown that this simple procedure preformed on a baby can in the future help reduce his future sexual partner from acquiring cervical cancer.
After all some states are now trying to force young girls to have to have the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is meant to protect against the Human Papillomavirus which causes genital warts and can lead to cervical cancer is a woman. So here the laws are forcing this vaccine to help to prevent cervical cancer but why are they not making it mandatory for the boys to be circumcised. After all circumcision reduces the risk of cervical cancer just like the vaccine does. But the vaccine is being forced on girls.
Why shouldn’t both preventions be forced on both sexes? Girls are starting to have this vaccine forced on them while for boys circumcision is still elective.
Other studies have shown that circumcision can reduce a man’s chances of contracting HIV by up to 60 percent. The reason circumcision helps to reduce a man’s risk when it come to HIV is that the foreskin is that the foreskin is very porous making it easier for the virus to enter into the bloodstream. These studies were conducted in Africa where the rate of HIV and AIDS is very high. Circumcision is not a common practice in remote areas of Africa.
Circumcision reduces the risks of acquiring HIV. Circumcision reduces the risk of catching the Human Papillomavirus. Circumcision reduces the risks of cervical cancer for his future partners. It is clearly shown that circumcision is just as medically necessary as the HPV vaccine for girls.