Fact Check: Circumcised men likely to die after 10 Years

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THE CLAIM: Circumcised men likely to die after 10 years

A story is making rounds on social media that a “study” conducted by “Deltas Clare” has found that the medication used for circumcised men reacts after 10 years.

Our newsroom investigative desk that set out on a quest to investigate the claims found this statement to be unsubstituted.

Firstly, there is no Organisation in the public domain that is based in the US by the name. This raised the first alarm in story.

Male circumcisionSecondly, there is no study that has recently been published recently by Wiki Leaks on circumcision.

Not only that, Wiki Leaks database does not have any research report by Deltas Clare or an organisation that goes by that name.

Lastly, a study of this great magnitude would have been published in high ranking journals and media outlets across the world.

In the contrary, a simple google search tracks the story to on-line and social media outlets in Zambia which are of questionable repute.

The sites include Zambian Watch and The Zambian Observer. A quick scan through these publications hints at the sites striving on either Fake News or unfounded gossip. A time stamp of the stories shows that the story was first published in Zambia on the two sites on 18 August 2018 around 14:30.

About 24 hours later, the story started making rounds in Malawi. Among those misled include self-stylized whistleblower and investigative journalist, Gerald Kampanikiza, who copied the story in verbatim and shared it on his Facebook profile on the 19 August.

VERDICT: FALSE
While medical effectiveness of circumcision in the first against HIV is yet to be established with conclusive evidence, our verdict drawn from the above evidence is that the story and all its claims are wholly false.

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  1. Where I don’t get clarity is: which circumcision kills adult circumcision or infant circumcision? Coz I have lived among Jews For the past 9 years but they never died of circumcision coz they get circumcised while a week old. For those who argue that the bible dectates that we all get circumcised are liars or do not understand the bible. The bible is very clear God commanded all Jewish males to be circumcised as a sign of God’s covenant with Abraham and that covenant was to be maitained by jews forever not gentiles. Also Paul being a Jew but discouraged Christians from being circumcised unless if you using your own invented bible. What I know about circumcision is that a man loses the sensitivity of the fresh part of the top penis which makes sex sweet and I can agree with the one who suggest that circumcision reduces sex interest.

  2. Where I don’t get clarity is: which circumcision kills adult circumcision or infant circumcision? Coz I have lived among Jews For the past 9 years but they never died of circumcision coz they get circumcised while a week old. For those who argue that the bible dectates that we all get circumcised are liars or do not understand the bible. The bible is very clear God commanded all Jewish males to be circumcised as a sign of God’s covenant with Abraham and that covenant was to be maitained by jews forever not gentiles. Also Paul being a Jew but discouraged Christians from being circumcised unless if you using your own invented bible. What I know about circumcision is that a man loses the sensitivity of the fresh part of the top penis which makes sex sweet and I can agree with the one who suggest that circumcision reduces sex interest.

  3. Where is the evidence of the medical effectiveness of circumcision?

    If a journal doesn’t want to publish a study then it won’t get published.
    Or if the journal is not reliable enough the study won’t get published, too.

    But to solve all ambiguities we should simply observe all men for 10 or 20 years and count how many have survived in the end.

  4. What is certain is that men that have been cut lose sexual pleasure immediately and it gets MUSH MUCH worse as they age.

    In cultures that cut males (such as the U.S. that is pushing this), there is a denial as to the sexual and physical harm. Many in the genital cutting cultures do not know or deny that the male parts that are cut off have THOUSANDS of specialized nerve endings. These are the MOST innervated parts of the man’s genitals. The parts when cut off shut down a huge part of the kid’s/man’s sensory system. That can never be returned (it is shut down for good). Most cut men will get ED at a much younger age than they would otherwise (cut men are 4.5 TIMES as likely to get ED).

    And all this harm gives ZERO health benefit. Real population data does not support the health benefit claims. The spreaders of the myths need to be stopped. The continued harm to males needs to be stopped.

  5. The parts of the Bible that say to circumcise also say to circumcise male slaves, but no-one defends slavery any more. Meanwhile, in the New Testament:

    Galatians 5:2 (King James Version)
    “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.”

    1 Corinthians 7:18-19 (King James Version)
    “Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
    Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.”

    90% of Christians worldwide do *not* circumcise. In the most Christian countries in the world (places like Mexico, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Italy), the practice is almost unknown.

    The form of circumcision in Biblical times was nothing like a modern day circumcision anyway. A man circumcised back then would have looked more like an intact man than like someone who has had a typical American circumcision. The most common form of circumcision today was only introduced by rabbis (not Christians) over a century after the Crucifixion to stop Jewish men from pretending to be gentile.

  6. Stop talking about bible read well u no wht z circumcised mayby have time with new testment u will no uncircumcised or circomcised they some in eye of God

  7. This story looks completely made up.

    This is true though: Three national medical organizations (Iceland, Sweden and Germany) have called for infant male circumcision to be *banned*, and two others (Denmark and the Netherlands) have said they’d support a ban if they didn’t think it would drive the practice underground. “Routine” circumcision *is* banned in public hospitals in Australia (almost all the men responsible for this policy will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%).

    Around two thirds of the world’s men (88% of the world’s non-Muslim men) never get circumcised.

    Drops in male circumcision since 1950:
    USA: from 90% to around 60%
    Canada: from 48% to 32%
    UK: from 35% to about 5% (about 1-2% among non-Muslims)
    Australia: 85% to 11%
    New Zealand: 95% to below 3% (mostly Samoans and Tongans)
    South America and Europe: never above 5%

  8. That’s the work of devil, even in the bible men were commanded to get circumcised but how many call themselves church goers who are not circumcised which is against the bible. They are trying to find excuses. Devils.

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