Infectious disease: male circumcision for preventing HPV infection

Nat Rev Urol. 2009 Jun;6(6):298-9. doi: 10.1038/nrurol.2009.96.


The role of male circumcision in reducing sexually transmitted infections is controversial. A series of recently published papers add to the growing body of evidence that male circumcision might reduce carriage of penile human papillomavirus (HPV).

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Circumcision, Male*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Infections / virology
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / virology
  • Young Adult