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Mass circumcisions of African males increased spread of HIV!

December 21, 2011
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NCFM in the news!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlsUg0sdAtE

The video above was uploaded on YouTube July 24, 2009. Dr. Dean Edell discusses the misleading and unsound arguments in the current drive to circumcise Africa. Dr. Edell predicts that massive efforts in Africa to circumcise males will increase the spread of HIV rather than prevent it.

On Thursday, December 15, 2011 Zimbabwe’s Harare Daily News, in the article ‘Circumcision: Canal for new HIV infections’, reports that massive efforts in Africa to circumcise males has indeed resulted in a massive spread of the HIV. The article notes the increase is due to circumcised males’ reliance on circumcision as their sole form of prevention thereby doing away with the need to use condoms, which is exactly what Dr. Edell predicted over two years ago!

A government official noted that “women will be the most affected because they have limited methods of protecting themselves.” Interestingly there is no mention of how many male lives were destroyed by botched circumcisions, as if the number of those suffering from the procedure is inconsequential, even the unmentioned who died. Of concern however are the women who will be “most” affected. Really?

As usual, by omission and inference, the article creates the impression that African women have no sex drive, never initiate sex, have no responsibility in the spread of HIV. Interestingly, a survey published in BioMed Central’s International Journal for Equity in Health showed that two of five boys in South Africa had been raped, mostly by women or other children at school.  Then there are reports of men in Africa being kidnapped and raped by women like, for example, the Roodepoort man raped at gun point by three women.

Perhaps, it’s women who should be circumcised. Of course that will never happen, not even if there is absolute irrefutable proof that doing so would eradicate every communicable disease in the universe.

 

Useful references:

Circumcision – Just say NO! Caution advised, but everyone should watch this video.

Dr. Dean Edell discusses why he is opposed to infant and childhood circumcision. Warning: contains graphic images of surgical abuse.

Circumcision is Medically Unnecessary, Painful, Risky, and…

Circumcision is a painful, risky, unethical surgery that deprives over a million boys each Learn more about the myths and facts of infant circumcision, visit our

www.intactamerica.org/resources/decision

Genital Integrity – Circumcision | National Coalition For Men (NCFM)

Apr 15, 2011 L-E-A-V-E M-Y P-E-N-I-S A-L-O-N-E! Unbelievably in Manila they recently used a soccer stadium to genitally mutilate 1500 boys without anest… ncfm.org/2011/04/issues/genital-integrity-circumcision/

NCFM VP Marc Angelucci article, “Male circumcision: it’s a personal

Nov 17, 2011 American Medical Association takes irresponsible and ill informed position on male circumcision! By Marc Angelucci: Today the Los Angeles…

ncfm.org/…/ncfm-vp-marc-angelucci-article-male-circumcision-its-a-personal -choice-published-in-los-angeles-daily-journal/

Male circumcision leads to a bad sex life | National Coalition For

Dec 7, 2011 Yikes! Now you tell me. NCFM NOTE: If you support circumcision, regardless of your rationale, search the Internet for “botched circumcisions&…

ncfm.org/…/circumcision…/male-circumcision-leads-to-a-bad-sex-life/

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5 Responses to Mass circumcisions of African males increased spread of HIV!

  1. Marc on December 22, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    In Zimbabwe and in Uganda, circumcisions are causing MORE HIV because men believe they no longer need condoms

    Zimbabwe: http://dailynews.co.zw/index.php/news/34-news/602

    Uganda: http://allafrica.com/stories/201105050159.html

  2. BOO on December 22, 2011 at 5:01 AM

    THIS ARTICLE IS THE HEIGTH OF IGNORANCE!

    • Marc on December 22, 2011 at 11:04 PM

      Sounds more like you're the height of ignorance.

    • Marc on December 22, 2011 at 11:07 PM

      In Zimbabwe and in Uganda, circumcisions are causing MORE HIV because men believe they no longer need condoms.

      Zimbabwe http://dailynews.co.zw/index.php/news/34-news/602

      Uganda http://allafrica.com/stories/201105050159.html

    • Ninderthana on February 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      BOO,

      The original studies upon which the UN based its campaign to promote male circumcision failed to correct for the difference in the level of men’s use of brothels between African countries. When the data was corrected for this bias, it was found that their was no statistical difference between HIV transmission from men to women between those men who were circumcised and those who were un-circumcised.

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