Male castration has been a subject of controversy in India, with some doctors saying that it is unnecessary and some women saying it is essential.
However, a new study by the University of Delhi has found that male castration can reduce the incidence of male infertility in the country.
The study, which is being published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, also looked at the effects of male castrated men in their daily lives and compared them to men who did not receive male castrations.
According to Dr Shruti Singh, who led the study, male castrators in the study had lower blood pressure, lower levels of circulating triglycerides, and lower levels the hormones testosterone and estrogen.
Male castration was found to have beneficial effects on the heart, liver, muscles, and immune system.
The researchers found that the benefits of male-based castration on cardiovascular health were also comparable to that of male circumcision.
“We found that, although male circumcision is associated with a reduction in the incidence and severity of prostate cancer, it is also associated with increased rates of cervical cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer.
We found that it was also associated to increased rates and severity in colorectal cancer,” Singh said.
Singh added that male circumcision could also be beneficial for the brain and spinal cord.
“Male circumcision was associated with significantly reduced rates of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
The effect was also significant in men with high-risk neurodegenerative disorders,” Singh explained.”
The data from this study suggests that male-specific male castrating can be a safe and effective intervention for male sexual dysfunction,” she added.
According the authors, male circumcision has been shown to improve quality of life for both male and female patients, and reduce the frequency of surgical complications.
“Our study shows that male sex-specific castration is an effective and safe intervention for reducing male sexual problems and promoting the long-term health of both male patients and male healthcare professionals,” Singh concluded.
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