While this is still being hotly debated as true or not, it has been found that circumcised men don’t reduce the risk for women though ( Male Circumcision Doesn’t Cut Your HIV Risk ). Now, new research has found that circumcision doesn’t reduce the risk of HIV spread among gay men either.
According to the Centers of Disease Control, although less that 5% of the United States population is gay men, about half of all newly diagnosed HIV infections occur in this small group. The earlier studies that suggested circumcision was helpful was among heterosexual men.
Recommending circumcision, which hasn’t happened yet, may result in an uproar among many people. While in some cultures, the decision to circumcise is an easy one, young parents who don’t have a specific religious or cultural beliefs may find themselves conflicted with the decision.