Stallings et al. reported that, in Tanzanian women, the risk of HIV among women who had undergone Female Circumcision was half that of women who had not. The association remained significant after adjusting for region, household, wealth, age, lifetime partners, and sexuality.
Kanki et al. reported that the HIV-2 infection rate among circumcised Sengalese prostitutes was half that of non-circumcised women.
#2. It improves hygiene
After a female is circumcized, there are less places to hold moisture, less places for bacteria to cultivate, and less surfaces for STDs to be transmitted. There is less surface to wash, making it easier to maintain hygiene and saving time doing so.
#3. It improves smell, by reducing bacteria levels
By removing the clitoral hood and clitoris, along with the labia, vaginal bacterial levels decrease. Urinal tract infections and yeast infection levels lower significantly, or become almost non-existent, as there is less space for bacteria to culture. Men appreciate women who go through the effort to remove the smell from their crotch. Your daughter will thank you!
#4. It looks better, by removing unsightly flaps of skin
As porn stars can attest too, men prefer the look of smooth vagina, without unsightly flaps of skin.
#5. To allow male circumcision, but not female circumcision is sexist.
Why should only boys be allowed to enjoy the many benefits circumcision offers both sexes?