FALSE: Circumcision prevents cancer
TRUE: The American Cancer Society established that already back in 1996
“As representatives of the American Cancer Society, we would like to discourage the American Academy of Pediatrics from promoting routine circumcision as preventive measure for penile or cervical cancer. The American Cancer Society does not consider routine circumcision to be a valid or effective measure to prevent such cancers.
Research suggesting a pattern in the circumcision status of partners of women with cervical cancer is methodologically flawed, outdated and has not been taken seriously in the medical community for decades.
Likewise, research claiming a relationship between circumcision and penile cancer is inconclusive. Penile cancer is an extremely rare condition, effecting one in 200.000 men in the United States. Penile cancer rates in countries which do not practice circumcision are lower than those found in the United States. Fatalities caused by circumcision accidents may approximate the mortality rate from penile cancer.
Portraying routine circumcision as an effective mean of prevention distracts the public from the task of avoiding the behaviours proven to contribute to penile and cervical cancer: especially cigarette smoking and unprotected sexual relations with multiple partners. Perpetuating the mistaken belief that circumcision prevents cancer is inappropriate.”
Explore this data and many more interesting facts in The Circumcision Reference Library and learn more about why circumcision is a practice that should be abandoned and banned immediately.
Intactivists of Australasia have also posted an excellent piece on the supposed connection between reductions in penile cancer and circumcision rates as suggested by the infamous circumcision promoter Bran J. Morris; Cancer Council Australia refutes claims about circumcision and cancer of the penis
Please read the comments as well, important information posted by “Dreamer”.