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Pedro Torres

Circumcision doesn’t stop HIV For instance, Mozambique is one of countries with the highest HIV prevalence in adults. It’s a country where circumcision wasn’t a common practice. But, despite the many millions of dollars spent on preventing the spread of HIV, and having attained 63% circumcised men (age group 15 to 49) since VMMC implementation programs in a few years, HIV prevalence rate has increased 13,2& in Mozambique.

January 17, 2018

Chris

Why do people always fail to consider male-to-female transmission, and the impact circumcision has on that? This study found it increases the risk btw, www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2960998-3/ppt

June 26, 2015

Fish

Circumcision creates a false sense of security that reduces condom use. A Panos report found that most Africans surveyed believe circumcision makes them immune to HIV. Why else would a man consent to painful dick surgery? Circumcision also greatly increases the HIV risk to women as affirmed in several major studies. Considering that male to female HIV transmission is 2-3x more likely than female to male transmission, circumcision actually increases overall HIV rate.

January 4, 2014 Austin

April

I think most Intactivists are most concerned with the lack of consent for a amputative surgery performed on newborns. Most don't have a problem with grown men doing anything they want with their own bodies.

December 11, 2013 Canton

Mark Lyndon

From a USAID report "There appears no clear pattern of association between male circumcision and HIV prevalenceâ??in 8 of 18 countries with data, HIV prevalence is lower among circumcised men, while in the remaining 10 countries it is higher." It is unclear if circumcised men are more likely to infect women. The only ever randomized controlled trial into male-to-female transmission showed a 54% higher rate in the group where the men had been circumcised. Condoms are the way forward, not surgery

November 30, 2013

Steven L

"In the United States, about 79 percent of adult males report being circumcised." -- And 99.9 percent of them were NOT asked for their consent before it was done to them.

November 12, 2013 Sacramento

Steven L

anonmymous nyc "I got circumcised 3 months ago at the age of 33 and all I can say is that I am very happy with the results and have not noticed any loss of sensation (I get off just as easily as before)." I suggest that maybe the reason you are very happy with the results is that you have not spent an entire lifetime with your unprotected glands rubbing against cotton underwear and pants on a daily basis, de-sensitizing your penis. You have spent a life with it protected. Be thankful.

November 12, 2013 Sacramento

Frederick Wright-Stafford

This is fascinating for the Jewish Tradition of this act of removing the fore skin of the male penis was a righteous act that was necessary in health for Hygiene to follow the law, for clean water was for the rich to have excess to Hygiene tools, I believe to stop infections during the past. In my faith of the new covenant circumcision is about the heart and taking off the old man and asking God to search or circumcise one's heart in Holiness to forgive and act in truth, honor and integrity

November 11, 2013 Jacksonville

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