(Used by permission. Does God Exist? March/April 2006, 28)

Biblical critics have always maintained that circumcision was a barbaric biblical procedure with no medical value. A new study by scientists in Kenya and Uganda has shown that the risk of HIV infection can be reduced by as much as 60% by circumcision. Obviously, lifestyle choices are more important, but the protective role of circumcision is being given a second look by the medical establishment. -- John Clayton

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