Traditional Male Circumcision in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Systematic Review of Prevalence and Complications

by Andrea Wilcken, Thomas Keil & Bruce Dick W.H.O. 29 October 2010 Also available at http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/12/09-072975/en/ Introduction Globally, 30% of men are circumcised, mostly for religious reasons.1 In many African societies, male circumcision is carried out for cultural reasons, particularly as … Read More

Prevalence And Associated Factors Of Female Genital Mutilation Among Somali Refugees In Eastern Ethiopia A Cross Sectional Study

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Prevalence and Associated Factors of Female Genital Mutilation among Somali Refugees in Eastern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study by Mitike, G., and Deressa, W. BMC Public Health, 9:264 (Jul., 2009). Also available on the BioMed Central website Full Text (PDF): Prevalence … Read More

Neonatal circumcision does not reduce HIV/AIDS infection rates

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SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, Volume 98, Number 10: Pages 762-766, October 2008. Neonatal circumcision does not reduce HIV/AIDS infection rates D Sidler, J Smith, H Rode Also available here. Non-therapeutic, non-religious circumcision is the surgical procedure most commonly published about,1 but substantive indications … Read More

(WHO) Male Circumcision: Global Trends And Determinants Of Prevalence, Safety And Acceptability

Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability World Health Organization, December 14, 2007 Also available on the WHO website. Full Text (PDF): Male circumcision: Global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability Summary: “Male circumcision is … Read More

Male Circumcision And HIV Prevention: Ethical, Medical And Public Health Tradeoffs In Low Income Countries

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Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Ethical, Medical and Public Health Tradeoffs in Low-Income Countries Rennie, S., Muula, A.S., and Westreich, D. Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 33, No 6. (Jun., 2007), pp. 357-61. Available on JSTOR (Restricted Access) Find on … Read More

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