Circumcision may lower HIV


March 12, 2012 1:35:10 PM PDT
New findings show that circumcision is tied to a lower prostate cancer risk.

The World Health Organization already recommends the controversial procedure based on research showing it lowers heterosexual men's risk of contracting HIV.

Last year, scientists also reported that wives and girlfriends of uncircumcised men had lower rates of infection with HPV.

The New Work agrees with those findings but falls short of proving that circumcision will prevent prostate cancer.