Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bleeding and Blood Disorders in Clients of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention — Eastern and Southern Africa, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups
Doctors, nurses and midwives have thrown their support behind the bill, which would ban circumcisions in children without a medical reason. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Circumcision Politics and Government Law and Legislation Babies and Infants Muslims and Islam Jews and Judaism Iceland Denmark Europe Source Type: news

Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions
Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success;'Bachelor' Brain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims
A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Namibia:19 659 Men Circumcised in Khomas Since 2009
[Namibian] THE Khomas region has recorded 19 659 male circumcisions since 2009, said Khomas Regional Council chairperson Rachel Jacob on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctor Goes to Court to Legalise Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make that decision. And once she has made that decision, she should be able to access the best medical care to have it done." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Voluntary 'Cut' Mission Starts On Positive Note
[Daily News] Iramba -THE campaign on voluntary male circumcision that aims at reducing the risk of HIV/Aids infections and other diseases has successfully kicked off in Singida Region, with a high number of people turning out for the free service. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Mobile Clinic Brings 'Smart Cut' to Erongo
[Namibian] THANKS to a donation by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America, a state-of-the-art mobile clinic used specifically for male circumcision, has enabled the ministry of health to take its delicate service literally to the doorstep of its customers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circumcision (male)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention: Africa Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention: Africa
This report details the progress being made in expanding HIV prevention by way of voluntary medical male circumcision across southern and eastern Africa. Are goals being met?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Community Engagement is Improving HIV Prevention Programs in Tanzania
December 21, 2017Community leaders are key to reaching men with voluntary medical male circumcision services.One afternoon in Masanwa village, in Tanzania ’s Simiyu region, an old man showed up at the outreach clinic, seeking care for a wound.The facility he came to mainly provides voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC), which helps prevent the spread of HIV. His wound was unrelated to the facility ’s usual services, but the VMMC technical advisor on duty struck up a conversation with him about male circumcision services in the village, with the hope of identifying potential new clients.The man had lived in...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention — 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been recognized by the World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as an effective human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prevention intervention in settings with a generalized HIV epidemic and low male circumcision prevalence. During 2010 –2012, CDC (through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) supported 1,020,424 VMMCs in nine countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - December 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention — 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurses Are Boosting Tanzania ’s HIV Prevention Efforts in the Lake Zone Regions
November 30, 2017" At last, the nation recognizes nurses can do more than nursing care. ”Today about 1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV, or 4.7% of adults. The country has been struggling with both a high HIV prevalence rate and a shortage of the health workers they need to tackle this challenge.IntraHealth International has been scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services to help prevent HIV for the past six years in Tanzania, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; the National AIDS Control Program; and the President ’s Office ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention - 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013-2016
During 2013-2016, CDC-supported implementation partners performed 4,859,948 voluntary medical male circumcision in 12 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, a substantial increase from 2010-2012. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Project Uses Data and Determination to Expand Key HIV Services in Eastern Uganda
A health worker at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda takes a blood sample for an HIV test. Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International.November 30, 2017IntraHealth International ’s newest project in Uganda—the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda Activity (or USAID RHITES-E)—developed a 60-day strategy to help the Eastern Uganda region achieve and surpass some of its annual HIV service goals.Some 1.4 million adults and children are living with HIV in Uganda. The adultprevalence rate is 6.4%, and 28,000 Ugandans died due to AIDS-related causes in 2016....
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Circumcision, HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 -- A program that includes male circumcision and antiviral drug treatment led to a sharp drop in HIV infection rates in a high-risk region of Uganda, researchers report. Their study of a U.S.-funded HIV prevention program in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

We Need to Ramp Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation
November 29, 2017We should prioritize the scale-up of VMMC interventions. It's cost-effective and saves lives.In its first year, IntraHealth International ’sToharaPlus project circumcised enough men in Tanzania to fill the Johannesburg soccer stadium (the largest in Africa) 2.5 times. That ’s225,093 clients, to be exact.Why is this important?Because HIV is the single largest cause of death among men of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa. Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (or VMMC) to reach 90% coverage among men ages 10-29 —in addition to the HIV reductions can achieve by reaching the 90-...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Tohara < em > Plus < /em > Scales Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services, Reaches 225,093 Men in First Year
Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalNovember 29, 2017In Tanzania, 225,093 men and boys have lowered their risk of contracting HIV after seeking out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services, provided by IntraHealth International ’s ToharaPlus project in its first year.About1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV today. And officials estimate that each year, 55,000 more become infected and 33,000 die of AIDS-related causes. TheHIV prevalence among 15-49 year olds is 4.7%, and even higher among pregnant women (5.6%) and key populations (25-36%). Urban (7.2%) and rural (4.3%) prevalence rates also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff
Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required ant...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marie Vedder Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories C-diff fecal transplant gastroenterology Lori Zimmerman Sonia Ballal Source Type: news

Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters Female Circumcision in Sri Lanka Is'Just a Nick,' Not Mutilation - Supporters
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mass Non-Surgical Circumcision 'Prepex' Curbing HIV Transmission in Rwanda
[New Times] Kamanzi Alex is one of thousands of Rwanda men who have finally decided to have the cut - get circumcised. He has come for his second and last immunization jab against tetanus prior the procedure at Rwamagana hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision
Ring block, EMLA cream, and sucrose were most effective compared with other analgesic combinations at relieving circumcision pain in neonates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

'No-consent' circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted
A doctor who circumcised a boy without his mother's consent will not be prosecuted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Dedza Men Embrace Medical Circumcision
[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Dedza District Health Office (DHO) has expressed satisfaction with numbers of men turning up in its health facilities to seek voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 17 School Boys in Botched Circumcision Operations
[New Zimbabwe] At least 17 boys of school going-age in Goromonzi were recently forced to seek urgent medical attention after an unknown organisation circumcised and abandoned them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:17 School Boys in Botched Circumcision Operations
[New Zimbabwe] At least 17 boys of school going-age in Goromonzi were recently forced to seek urgent medical attention after an unknown organisation circumcised and abandoned them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Former Circumcizer Explains Reasons for Chucking Up Circumcision
[Foroyaa] Former circumciser and FGM practitioner, Aja Babung Sidibeh Diab, asserted that she has stopped the inhumane practice of FGM, because she observed it caused more harm than good to women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MEDICAL SHOCKER: Baby foreskin from circumcisions being used to manufacture vaccines that are injected into other babies
(Natural News) It seems like whenever we start thinking that the ugly truth about vaccines couldn’t get any worse, another dangerous or disgusting fact surfaces. One such fact that many parents are not aware of, is that the foreskins of babies who are circumcised are sometimes sold off to Big Pharma developers for the research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Men Still Avoiding Circumcision in Ntcheu
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -A recent voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) campaign conducted in Ntcheu has revealed that men still shun the service despite deliberate efforts to reach them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Successful Penile Transplant After Penis Amputation Complicating Ritual Circumcision Successful Penile Transplant After Penis Amputation Complicating Ritual Circumcision
Penile transplantation restored normal functions in a young South African man who required penis amputation when gangrene developed after ritual circumcision.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Uganda: Stepping Up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV
[Deutsche Welle] Male circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Uganda is making an effort to revive these procedures, which recently went into decline. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Stepping up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV
[Deutsche Welle] Male circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60% Uganda is making an effort to revive this procedures, which went into decline because of a lack of equipment. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Male Circumcision Protects Women from HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of contracting infections reduced among women partners (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Jewish Parents Decide Not to Circumcise
If parents skip the bris, can a son still be Jewish? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZOE GREENBERG Tags: Circumcision Jews and Judaism Babies and Infants Parenting Religion and Belief Source Type: news

Cutting Out the Bris
For parents who choose not to circumcise, can a son still be Jewish? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZOE GREENBERG Tags: Circumcision Jews and Judaism Babies and Infants Parenting Religion and Belief Source Type: news

Namibia: Schools Awarded Certificates of Circumcision
[Namibian] THE Omagongati Combined and Olukolo Primary schools in Oshana region have been awarded certificates of appreciation after they recorded the highest number of boys circumcised in the region last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Uganda: Free Underwear Persuade Men to Go for Circumcision
[Monitor] The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Free Underwear Persuades Men to Go for Circumcision
[Monitor] The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctor sued for "circumcision assault" of infant... genital mutilation happens to boys, too
(Natural News) As widespread and common as it is, not many people think to question the practice of circumcision, even when it is being performed on newborn babies. However, attitudes to the practice are slowly changing, with one mother from Nottingham, England even suing a doctor for circumcising her infant son without any parental consent. The high profile case... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: TACAIDS Calls for Early 'Cut' for Male Infants to Curb Further HIV/ Aids Spread
[Daily News] The Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) is calling for priority attention to the initiative code-named Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) in efforts to quickly meet three zeros in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Debunking Male Circumcision Myths
[New Era] Windhoek -For a very long ago time it was believed by many that men could only be circumcised for cultural purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: University of Rwanda Surgical Students in Voluntary Circumcision Awareness Campaign
[New Times] Surgical  students at University of Rwanda have launched an HIV prevention mobilisation week through voluntary medical male ircumcision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news