JERRY MALONE, PUEBLO, COLO.
This is surgery, which should always be taken seriously. Removing all our appendixes would prevent appendicitis as well, but no one is suggesting such an extreme measure. I would not consider circumcision for my children because it offers some help in preventing diseases they can prevent by their own behavior. Certainly, that cost-benefit analysis may be different in a country with a much higher rate of HW infection, but I think the article's portrayal of circumcision as a no-brainer is far too simplistic.
JESSICA THOMPSON, MADISON, WIS.
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|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Jan 27, 2007|
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