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The study was done in Great Britain.
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It seems silly to explain away the STD thing with homosexuality if the point of the article is to discuss why circumcision is unnecessary.
YES. and i also agree with your comment, mothra, that it makes the entire arguement against circ (and mothering) less credible.
i still do not see the point of throwing that sentence in there if not to imply that gay men are more sexually risky, or less desirable than straight sons.

an earlier poster asked if that had anything to do with our son's intactness, or circumsicion-i have a dd, so no decision to make, though if i did have a boy, i'd leave him intact.

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I was a bit taken aback when I read it, too. My first thought was, "Are they implying that boys who are circumcized are more likely to 'become' gay? That doesn't make any sense!" Then I thought it might be the other way around: A gay man who reads that he is at greater risk for STI's, and then reads the false claim that circumcision reduces the risk of STI's, might run out and get himself a circumcision (since the study was done in Europe, he's less likely to be circumcized in the first place). Unfortunately, this would mean that the idea that intact men actually have a lower risk of STI's might be called into question, because people might attribute the difference to the fact that gay men are more likely to get circumcisions. In order to counter that, we would have to do a study in which both groups are matched for the number of gay men.

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