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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

Mum to sue GP for circumcision 'assault' on son
The doctor involved, Balvinder Mehat of Nottingham, is alleged to have carried out the procedure when the baby, whose parents are separated, was taken to visit his father ’s family. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute foreskin strangulation injury due to bathing suit mesh entrapment - Krishnan A, McCormick B, Swana H, Rich M.
Genital injury can occur at any age of life but is most common in the pediatric population. Hair-tourniquets and circumcision procedures are the most common causes of penile injury in children. Foreskin trauma, aside from zipper related injuries, is sparse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Improved Circumcision Device On Cards
[The Herald] Manufacturers of the only non-surgical male circumcision device, prepex, are working on improving the process to mitigate associated risks like tetanus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Circumcision Drive Failing
[Swazi Media] As the discredited campaign to circumcise men in Swaziland to prevent HIV infection continues to fail, two government ministries are now targeting schoolboys. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Making Circumcision Safer for Young Men With Bleeding Disorders
[The Conversation Africa] Circumcision is the oldest and most frequent surgical procedure in the world. In some cultures, it marks a clear break from childhood to adulthood. But, reports of young men dying during traditional initiation rites due to spontaneous bleeding are devastating. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked Dr Peter Kibet Shikuku for his views on a safe circumcision programme in Kenya for boys with haemophilia - a bleeding disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Does Circumcision Expose Men to Tetanus?
[The Herald] Unimmunised men who undergo circumcision using prepex device (popularly known as Ring), risk tetanus infection through wounds on their organs, it has been learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Male Circumcision Lowers Risk of HIV, Reveals Study
[Nation] Male circumcision reduces the colonies of bacteria found on the penis which increase the risk of contracting HIV, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Men say the key to more enjoyable sex is circumcision
A new study, from the University of Chicago, has found that men who undergo circumcisions not only enjoy sex more after the operation but are also able to perform better in bed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State insurers seek to save patients from 'surprise bills'
Dana thought she knew what to expect when she delivered her baby at South Shore Hospital. The hospital was in her insurance network, she received an epidural to help with the pain, and she delivered a healthy baby boy without complications. But weeks later, Dana (who asked that we not to use her last name for privacy reasons) got an unexpected surprise: a separate bill for the anesthesiologist for thousands of dollars, and a $2,000 bill for her son's circumcision. Though the hospital was in her… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Registers a Decline in Male Circumcision Numbers
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has registered a drastic decline in the number of voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) from 900,000 procedures conducted annually in the past years to 556,000 in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Gay Men Got Naked To Help Demystify The Uncircumcised Penis
The latest video from popular lesbian vlogger Arielle Scarcella tackles a topic that should hit close to home for anyone with a penis: circumcision. After setting up her trusty video camera, Scarcella asked a gay couple ― one partner circumcised, the other uncircumcised ― to get naked and then talk about their experiences and thoughts surrounding the procedure, during which the foreskin is removed from the shaft of the penis. Scarcella told The Huffington Post that she finds the cultural stigma surrounding uncircumcised penises in America parallel to what she thinks people with vaginas sometimes experience. &...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Timing of Circumcision Affect Breastfeeding Success? Does Timing of Circumcision Affect Breastfeeding Success?
Is earlier or later circumcision a factor in initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Uganda: Reposition HIV Programmes to Address Needs of Vulnerable Groups
[Monitor] Uganda's highly lauded HIV/Aids success story in the 1990s was characterised by strong political commitment, massive engagement of communities, and ownership from all key stakeholders. The introduction of anti-retroviral drugs in 2004, followed by the scale up of circumcision programmes and mass HIV counselling and testing (HCT) soon gave way to reductions in new infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Male Circumcision and Self-Determination
Every so often the practice of neonatal male circumcision becomes a news item, typically when some medical association issues a statement on the practice. Last week it was the turn of the Danish Medical Association, which recommended the practice be stopped. Prominent among the reasons cited for this conclusion was that the procedure permanently alters a child's body, something which should not be done, the Danish doctors argue, without the informed consent of the person whose body is affected. The Danish doctors' recommendations are in line with most Europeans' thoughts on this issue. By contrast in 2012, the American Ac...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: TaSaCi Replaces Traditional Circumcisers
[Daily News] Tarime -About 230 boys from various villages of Tarime District in Mara Region have camped at the Tanzania Safe Circumcision (Ta- SaCi) camp to get safe circumcision services. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Danish Doctors ’ Group Wants to End Circumcision for Boys
The medical association in Denmark said the procedure should be an “ informed personal choice ” that men make for themselves when they reach adulthood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIN McCANN Tags: Circumcision Men and Boys Doctors Denmark Source Type: news

Namibia: 'HIV Is Not a Death Sentence'
[Namibian] WINDHOEK mayor Muesee Kazapua encouraged fellow male Namibians to visit health facilities for HIV testing and voluntary medical circumcision in order to reach the target of eradicating the disease by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Private Parts: Things moms of newborn and toddler boys need to know
For a lot of moms — those who have daughters, or haven’t experienced the nuances of baby boys — caring for a newborn and toddler boy’s “private area” can be a bewildering experience. What should everything look like? Why is my son’s privates swollen? How do I clean the area?  These are commonly asked questions but topics that are not commonly discussed outside the pediatricians office. “I remember when my son was born and worrying if everything looked normal,” recalls Elizabeth, mom of an 18-month-old toddler boy. “That area was totally fo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: circumcision Department of Urology Erin McNamara Hernia MD Undescended testicle Source Type: news

Africa: Fake-News Alert - Male Circumcision Not Linked to Cancer of the Penis
[Africa Check] A news story saying that South Africa's health minister urged men not to undergo voluntary circumcision as it can cause cancer of the penis is going viral. Not only is the claim false - the very opposite is true. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tohara Plus to Provide HIV-Prevention Services to More than 412,000 Tanzanians
Client receives preventive HIV servicesOctober 17, 2016Through a new five-year award from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  IntraHealth Internationalwill strengthen and scale up a comprehensive package of high-quality, safe services for voluntary medical male circumcision among adolescents and adult men in Tanzania, thereby reducing recipients ’ risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual intercourse by at least 60%. The work will focus on adult men aged 15-29 in order to have the most immediate impact on the epidemic.Today about  1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV, or 5.3% of adul...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Targets 900 Men for Voluntary Circumcision in Mombasa
[Nation] Over 900 boys and men in Mombasa County are being targeted for circumcision in a new drive by the government to reduce new HIV infections caused through the exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Forensic issues raised by circumcision: review and case report - Gorgiard C, Rey-Salmon C.
Circumcision is defined as the partial or total excision of the prepuce. It is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures around the world. This practice primarily involves minors. The aim of this study was to review the legal aspects of ritu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tambuwal Employs 21 Doctors in Sokoto
[Leadership] Sokoto State government has employed no fewer than 21 doctors who just graduated from the Usman Danfodiyo University, to help increase man power requirement in the health sector, even as the governor has also facilitated the circumcision of boys in the hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tambuwal Employs 21 Doctors, Provides Free Clinical Circumcision to 1798 Boys in Sokoto
[Leadership] Sokoto state government has employed no fewer than 21 doctors who just graduated from the Usman Danfodiyo University, to help increase man power requirement in the health sector. Just as it assisted a0in providing free clinical circumcision to 1798 boys across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt approves tougher jail terms for FGM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has approved a law that will increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcisions, raising the maximum sentence to seven years from two, according to the state's official gazette on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia: Kwaito Artist The Dogg Gets Circumcised
[Namibian] KWAITO artist and the voluntary male circumcision campaigner, The Dogg, was circumcised yesterday at the Oshakati State Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Over 5000 Get Free Medical Services At AMDA Medical Camp
[Monitor] Bushenyi -The Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA) held its second annual medical camp at Kitabi Parish, in Bushenyi on September 10, which saw about 5000 people coming for free medical services ranging from dental, optical, HIV testing and counselling, cervical cancer screening, antenatal and circumcision among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infant circumcision can be safely performed in rural Africa
(Wiley) A new study indicates that early infant circumcision, which helps to prevent HIV transmission later in life, can be safely performed in rural Uganda. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kenya: Elders' Backing Heralds Hope for War On Female Genital Mutilation
[Nation] Last month, cultural elders in Lenkisem, Loitoktok, Kajiado County, blessed 363 girls who chose to forego traditional female circumcision as a rite of initiation into womanhood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Haufiku to Circumcise the Dogg in September
[New Era] Windhoek -Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku will be back in the theatre on September 19 to circumcise star musician The Dogg - who is ambassador of the ongoing Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Circumcision Ceremony Becomes a Tourist Attraction
[Deutsche Welle] In Eastern Uganda and parts of Western Kenya, circumcising teenage boys is a practice carried out every two years and is performed as a sign of the community's unity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Boy, 4, Needs Help to Pass Urine
[Observer] Little Philip Zinnah Jr., 4, of Congotown in Monrovia needs help from an urologist (doctor who treats disorders of the urinary tract) as a result of a botched circumcision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Female Circumcision Practice Declines in Osun
[Daily Trust] Osogbo -The practice of female circumcision has declined drastically in Osun State as advocates of eradication of female genital mutilation continued to intensify efforts to ensure the total abolition of the practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circumcision is unethical and unlawful - Svoboda JS, Adler PW, Van Howe RS.
The foreskin is a complex structure that protects and moisturizes the head of the penis, and, being the most densely innervated and sensitive portion of the penis, is essential to providing the complete sexual response. Circumcision-the removal of this str... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts
We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up against everyone else. So yes, we're basically asking: Are you the tortoise or the hare? Due to the private nature of sex, it's a hard question to answer. Lucky for you, a group of scientists armed with condoms and calculators set out for scientific solution. They asked 500 heterosexual couples from five different countries to use a stopwatch to time sex, from insertion of the penis into the vagina to male orgasm, over a four-week period. (We realize this is a very specific, mal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male circumcision and HIV antiretroviral drugs 'significantly reduce new infections'
Increasing numbers of men undergoing circumcision and a rise in the number of women taking antiretroviral therapy were linked with a fall in infections, Johns Hopkins experts noted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study
Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, International Health, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news