Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV-WHO

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV-WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection by about 60% and recommends this procedure for HIV prevention.

In addition, 10m men sought voluntary medical circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa over the last five years.

The Urology Hospital in Pretoria, Africa’s only specialist urology institution, notes that the number of circumcisions there have increased by 42% since 2012. This is largely due to the fact that more people are becoming aware of the health advantages of circumcision, notably in HIV prevention,” said the hospital’s Dr Odion Aire. Read more

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