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Even though NYC backed off on this plan a little, this article is still a nice counter to HIV-circumcision hoopla. Check out some of the quotes from people making a whole lotta sense:<br><br>
" <b>Ryan McAllister, 30, a biophysics research fellow at Georgetown University in Washington, said findings from the three studies are inapplicable to gay men. He also noted the studies used questionable methods.<br><br>
“As far as I can tell, it’s pretty bad science,” said McAllister, who is gay.<br><br>
He said the studies, which followed groups of circumcised and uncircumcised men for two years to track emergence of HIV infections, were poorly done.<br><br>
McAllister said researchers in Africa started tracking infections for both groups immediately after circumcision, even though most men cannot resume sexual activity for about six months following the operation.<br><br>
He also said circumcised men were advised to use condoms while uncircumcised men were not, and men in neither group were asked whether they had engaged in anal intercourse..."<br><br><br>
" [Marilyn] Milos said the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers promotes condoms and safe practices — not circumcision — to curtail HIV transmission.<br><br>
“When people are afraid of a disease, they’ll look for anything to bring it to an end,” she said. “But it won’t work.”<br><br>
Milos said circumcision, which began in the U.S. in the mid 19th century to curb masturbation, has fallen out of favor with pediatrics."</b><br><br><a href="http://www.washblade.com/2007/4-20/news/national/10430.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.washblade.com/2007/4-20/n...onal/10430.cfm</a>
 

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That is completely unethical.
 

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That's good. I wonder why mainstream media doesn't do articles like this?<br><br>
And I wonder why they didn't mention Ryan's organization NotJustSkin.org. Did he discontinue it?
 
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