Yes, but allow a clause for religious beliefs.
All forms of sexual exposure apart from receptive anal sex have a per-exposure transmission rate of significantly less than 1%.
Thus, a 2% reduction in transmission risk due to circumcision means you could carry out the decimal 3 or 4 places and the number would still be exactly the same as the risk uncirc'ed. That is how tiny of a benefit we're talking about. It is completely pointless.
There are some advantages to circumcision but they are canceled out by the drawbacks. Only in rare occasions would it be worth trading one risk for another. E.G., if you are prone to a very specific type of urinary tract infection.
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
This is exactly what scares me about libs they want to take freedom of choice away.
Especially when it affects them in absolutely no form.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Of course, any difference between the susceptibility of a circumcised or non circumcised penis no longer matters at all if you simply wear a condom. Wearing a condom is a much more reliable method of STD infection than chopping off part of your body. Relying on anything less effective is just plain stupid.
Let's drop the whole 2% chance of contracting an STD thing. If you're not 100% sure your partner is safe, wear a condom. That's all there is to it.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.