What role does circumcision play in the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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A study by Wawer et al showed that women were less likely to acquire high-risk infection with HPV if their partners were circumcised. [113] However, circumcision does not eliminate the risk of HPV transmission.


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