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Myths: Medical and Social

Zimbabwe still falsely claiming circumcision defeats HIV/AIDS

The ministry of health is deceiving people by announcing to them that once they are circumcised, they become immune to HIV/AIDS effectively encouraging them to engage in promiscuity. Instead of reducing the risk, circumcision has been tested in other environments to actually be the protagonist of HIV transmission, critics state. One recent randomized controlled trial carried out in South Africa into male-to-female transmission actually demonstrated a 54% higher rate in the group where the men had been circumcised.

Abstinence, being faithful, and the use of condoms is the way forward out of the HIV/AIDS trap;  Promoting genital surgery will cost African lives, not save them, argues critics.

 

Full article here: http://www.zimeye.org/?p=53896

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Information and links about the brutal culture of cutting known as circumcision (genital mutilation). What parents don't know WILL hurt their babies.

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