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Circumcision story might be doing more harm than good

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by ByaseL, Jun 22, 2011.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    It’s close to becoming a must-have “accessory” of sorts. It’s the new fad that’s having many men flocking hospitals, traditional healers, name it, requesting for the surgical removal of their foreskin.

    Male circumcision is the one thing that has a peasant in Busembatya, and a scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health all in agreement when it comes to the effectiveness of it in the fight against Aids. Studies have shown that circumcised men are up to 50 to 60 per cent less likely to get HIV during heterosexual sex.

    That explains the rage at which men are getting themselves chopped! In Ntungamo, recently, under a circumcision programme entitled STAR-SW Project, run by USAID, over 100 men were circumcised the day the programme was launched. 400 others registered for the procedure. That programme is to cover 13 districts.

    100 men circumcised in one day? Boy what enthusiasm! However, it’s that eagerness that has bells ringing in my head.Since time memorial we have been told that condoms are quite effective against not only HIV but with other sexually related diseases.

    If you are into stats, here are some in relation to the effectiveness of condoms. According to a 2000 report by the National Institute of Health, one of the world’s foremost medical research centres, correct and consistent use of condoms reduces the risk of HIV/Aids transmission by approximately 85 per cent!

    In other words, both circumcision and condoms have two major similarities; they both can save you big time from the virus but both don’t guarantee 100 per cent safety. But if both are that similar why then is there more hankering amongst the populace for circumcision and not condom-use? Could there be a belief amongst many that the beauty with circumcision is that you can have sex minus the condom and believe it or not, survive catching the virus?

    Here is something scary for you; nowadays many women as a prerequisite for having sex with you, will whisper seductively in your ear, “are you circumcised?” There is talk of how sex is or feels “better” for a woman, when one is circumcised. What does that mean? Many out there are having live sex. It’s because of that, that we have seen an increase in HIV cases in the country, the incessant number of single mothers and the astronomical abortion rate in the country.
     
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    Who Cares? JF-Expert Member

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    mnhhh..so unatushaurije?..tuendelee kuwa na magovi ila tuvae condoms au tutahiriwe tusivae?
     
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    Riwa JF-Expert Member

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