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Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

...state MENA news agency on Tuesday outlawing female circumcision as un-Islamic as the authorities prepared to subm..., a ministry spokesman told AFP on Thursday. Any circumcision "will be viewed as a violation of the law and all contraventions will be punished," said the officia...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...es have confirmed a long-standing belief that male circumcision can reduce HIV infection rates in men by 60 percen...d in Sydney from July 22-25, said research on male circumcision represented a major development in HIV prevention. "We always knew that if you went into any parti...

Penis Loses Its Most Sensitive Parts During Circumcision Process

...dy has found that what boys lose in the process of circumcision turns out to be the most sensitive parts of the penis. The long-term-health impact of neo-natal circumcision has received little study, while the consequences of circumcision on sexual function in the adult ma...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

...e National Health and Social Life Survey, the U.S. circumcision rate peaked at nearly 90 percent in the early 1960...line of Circumcision in the US. In these countries circumcision is unheard of. Changing attitude of the people towards their bodies is also one of the reasons for ...

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

While previous research has suggested that circumcision 'significantly' cuts HIV risk in men, a new study...rtificial weighting was removed Talbott found that circumcision was no longer statistically significant in explaining the variance in AIDS infection rates across th...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...dectomy, a ministry press official told AFP. Any circumcision "will be viewed as a violation of the law and all ...h of Shaker, chief mufti Ali Gomaa declared female circumcision forbidden under Islam. Mohammed Sayyed Tantaoui, the sheikh of Al-Azhar university which is the to...

Expand HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, Experts Stress

...emic to move into long-term decline. Adding male circumcision to prevention programs would account for 8% of the...tion. This underscores the potential power of male circumcision as a prevention tool, provided it is used in combination with other proven prevention strategies - i...

South African AIDS Delegates Issue Contraception Call

...for more research into prevention methods. Male circumcision and female condoms both needed to be more readily ...orld Health Organisation (WHO) for the use of male circumcision to prevent HIV infections, criticising the government for failing to move towards a widespread circu...

NYC Mayor Raises Questions About Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Method

... in response to growing evidence that routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV throu... Feb. 23 issue of the journal Lancet, routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%. New York's health dep...

Eritrea Bans Female Circumcision

... 90% of Eritrean women are circumcised. 'Female circumcision is a procedure that seriously endangers the health... 'Whosoever requests, incites or promotes female circumcision by providing tools or any other means and whosoever, knowing that female circumcision is to take pla...

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision

...ity groups and gay rights organizations to discuss circumcision with their members, and has asked the Health and H...ubgroups might slow the spread of AIDS. How does circumcision check HIV infection? It is hypothesized that the foreskin’s inner mucosal surface is more susceptibl...

Promoting Circumcision to Prevent HIV is Misguided and Will Backfire: ICGI

...cumcised under false pretenses. “The century-old circumcision ‘experiment’ in the United States is a failure, wh...concerned about the long-term consequences of mass circumcision campaigns, from increasing infections and deaths, to human rights violations, and creating a false s...

Circumcision May Lift HIV Risk for Women

...ion in Switzerland on the potential impact of male circumcision on AIDS in Africa suggested that if HIV-positive men do not abstain from sex while healing from circumcision surgery, their female partners might have a higher chance of catching HIV from them. However, exper...

Circumcision Does Not Prevent Spread of HIV, Experts Warn

...or more research on certain tribal rituals such as circumcision and their effect on the spread of HIV. As again...vious studies, the study findings have proved that circumcision of males and female genital mutilation of virgins can in no way stem the spread of HIV. On the contr...

Male Circumcision Promises Protection Against HIV

A new study proving that male circumcision may provide effective protection against HIV was w...rtant contribution to HIV prevention science. Male circumcision has major potential for the prevention of HIV infection", said Kevin De Cock, Director of the WHO HI...

Female Circumcision highly Prevalent in Mali

... in the age group between 15 to 49 years.// The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygie...ents have stepped up their campaign against female circumcision vigorously, he said....

Largest Ever African HIV Vaccine Trial Opens in South Africa

... acquired during the study. In addition, access to circumcision will also be provided to male participants who desire it. Source-Bio-Bio Technolog PRI...

China Considering Evidence That Male Circumcision Could Reduce Risk of HIV Infection

China is considering evidence that routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection but lik...eased last month by NIH indicate that routine male circumcision could reduce a man's HIV infection risk through heterosexual sex by about 50%. According to resear...

Separate and Specific Health Care Facilities for Muslims

... A provision for facilities to perform infant male circumcision should be provided by National Health Services. This would prevent the poorer patients from resorting to cheaper, unhealthy and unsafe ways. They should be allowed to see the doctor of the same sex. NHS should clearly understand the religious affecta...

More Ugandan Men Seek Circumcision In 2006

Reports that circumcision procedure could reduce 50% of the HIV infection ra... appraise the findings in order to go ahead with a circumcision policy. The increase could also be due to the switch over of some men to Islam, observers said. As...

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