David A. Cooper
Cooper and colleagues once referred to circumcision as a “surgical vaccine” and called for a boost in infant circumcision rates to reduce the transmission of HIV. Cooper urged the Federal Government to consider the research and its implications locally and in neighbouring countries such as Papua New Guinea, which has a highly unstable HIV epidemic.
It seems as if Cooper really believed (or still believes?) that circumcision is a valuable protection against AIDS which has been proven wrong since then. But chances are that circumfetishist Brian J. Morris liked his idea and invited him to co-author some of his paper in favor of mandantory circumcision for all males.
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Top scientist urges circumcision to beat AIDS, Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
- Cooper DA, Wodak AD, Morris BJ. The case for boosting infant male circumcision in the face of rising heterosexual transmission of HIV. Med J Aust. 20 September 2010; 193(6): 318-9. DOI. Retrieved 23 April 2020.