Is Male Circumcision a Good Move for Zimbabwe?


While circumcision has been found to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, some circumcised men are at risk of contracting and spreading the virus believing that it gives them the license to take part in multiple sexual liaisons.

Each circumcision requires the presence of at least two health workers

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    The Herald, 13 September 2012

    HIV and Aids and other sexually transmitted infections continue to burden young African women because of various reasons, chief among them cultural issues that prevent them from ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Male Circumcision Is the Way Forward

    The Herald, 30 August 2012

    We have made great strides in the fight against HIV in the past decade and we are seeing the fruits of our labour paying off. HIV treatment has saved millions of lives around the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Target Set to Be Missed

    The Herald, 24 August 2012

    ZIMBABWE and other African countries are likely to miss the target of circumcising 80 percent of adult men by the year 2015. This came out in a report released by a selected panel ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Clinton Hails Legislators' Circumcision

    The Herald, 25 July 2012

    United States Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton has lauded 40 Zimbabwean parliamentarians who recently underwent voluntary male circumcision. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Stamps Scoffs At Circumcision

    Zimbabwe Standard, 22 July 2012

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's health advisor, Timothy Stamps, has rubbished claims that male circumcision reduces HIV and Aids prevalence rate at a time the country had embarked on a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Is Circumcision Not a Costly Sideshow?

    Zimbabwe Standard, 1 July 2012

    ZIMBABWE continues to promote male circumcision as an HIV and Aids prevention method despite research that questions the practice, meaning tens of thousands of circumcised people ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Circumcision - A First Hand Experience

    The Herald, 5 July 2012

    It all started as a casual conversation on the benefits of circumcision with my friend Jonathan as we sat in the newsroom on a Friday morning last month. But, where it ended, even ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MPs Get Circumcised in Aids Fight

    SW Radio Africa, 22 June 2012

    Dozens of MP's on Friday underwent voluntary counselling and public testing for HIV in an effort to encourage other citizens to follow suit. read more »