Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Lags Behind On Voluntary Male Circumcision - Report
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe currently has one of the poorest voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) coverage rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with 14.3 per cent of men aged 15-49 circumcised as of 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Tanzania, Local Champions Are Key to Preventing HIV in Adults
By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 11, 2019They're the  bridge between their neighbors and the information and services that could help end the country's epidemic.Shaban Peter ’s father died when he was very young, leaving him—last born in a family of six children—and his mother behind.“I’m coming from a poor family,” says Shaban, who’s now 18 and lives in Ushetu District, Tanzania, in the same region where he grew up. “My mother couldn’t manage to send all of us to school. I can’t read or write, but that doesn&...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Youth Community Health Workers Tanzania Source Type: news

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk that your baby will become obese
(University of Kentucky) Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Second Parkland Suicide; Fatal Home Circumcision; Avocad-Oh Nos
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Italy home circumcision kills child
The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Uses Sport to Preach Voluntary Circumcision
[New Era] Rundu -A young man is combining his love for sport and activism to raise awareness on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) in the Kavango East and West regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Four Women behind Tanzania ’s Fight to End AIDS
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 05, 2019They're working to prevent HIV in two of the country ’s hardest-to-reach areas.They are wives. Mothers. Frontline health workers. As advocates, decision-makers, educators, and providers, women in Tanzania are working to end the epidemic in their country.SoIntraHealth International is working with women at all levels through itsToharaPlus project  to help end the spread of HIV and reach the UNAIDS 90/90/90 goals, including through voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).About1.4 million Tanzanians are liv...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS International Women ' s Day Gender Equality Youth Community Health Workers Nurses Tanzania Source Type: news

Namibia: 14 000 Circumcised in Zambezi Region
[Namibian] Zambezi regional health director Agnes Mwilima says since the implementation of the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in 2010, they have circumcised 14 043 men in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From conversion to ritual murder: re-contextualizing the circumcision charge - Tartakoff P.
In the 1230s, Christian authorities prosecuted Norwich Jews on charges of having seized and circumcised a five-year-old boy in an effort to convert him to Judaism. In the same decade, English chroniclers began to depict this case as an attempted ritual mur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tanzania male MPs face circumcision call to stop HIV spread
A female MP calls for checks on whether male MPs had undergone the procedure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision
, which affects millions worldwide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Living With Dying Practice of Female Circumcision
[Vanguard] The challenge of Female Genital Mutilation& Cutting, FGM/C in Nigeria and several countries persists despite efforts to curb it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Unkindest Cut? Circumcision Ethics, Evidence, and Activism
(MedPage Today) -- Netflix documentary raises ethical questions, attacks circumcision to prevent HIV in Africa (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Migrant Child's Death; Life Years in Space; Fatal Circumcision
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Police Hit Traditional Surgeons Running Illegal Initiation Schools
[News24Wire] Around 30 cases have been opened against traditional surgeons operating illegal circumcision schools in the Eastern Cape, following the deaths of 19 initiates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctor suspended after multiple botched circumcisions that sent some patients to emergency room
A Winnipeg doctor has been suspended for five months after he performed circumcisions on multiple young patients in an inappropriate manner, including two cases where patients were taken to the emergency room in life-threatening condition, according to a decision from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

2 boys almost bled to death in botched circumcisions by Manitoba doctor
Two boys almost bled to death from botched circumcisions performed by a Winnipeg doctor who has been suspended. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Gomco or Mogen for Newborn Circumcision: Is One Better? Gomco or Mogen for Newborn Circumcision: Is One Better?
Which device is associated with more post-op complications?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Kenya: Interior Ministry to Supervise Circumcision of Boys in 2019
[Nation] The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government will from next year supervisor circumcision of boys in wake of torture and death of an initiate a county administrator has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the Ground with Tanzania's National Test and Treat Campaign
October 29, 2018To make HIV services available to more Tanzanians, we go where the clients go.“I am waiting for my younger brother to take me home,” Jagad Mabula tells me.He has just received an HIV test and circumcision services at Tinde Health Centre in Tanzania ’s Shinyanga Region and is now sitting on a bench as he waits.Jagad, 24, spent about three hours riding a bicycle from Mwamanyuda village —where he lives with his wife and two children—to this facility to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). The procedure will reduce his risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual inter...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

She Fights TB and HIV Door-to-Door on this Tanzanian Island
October 25, 2018Community health workers like Nanzula link their neighbors to the essential primary health services they need.In 2003, Nanzula Jagaja ’s husband died and left her as the sole provider for their four children.“A few years after his death, a Lutheran church mission came here educating widows on HIV and tuberculosis,” she says. “Only then did I realize my husband had died from TB.”Today Nanzula is certified as a community home-based care provider on HIV and TB and goes house-to-house, making sure those in her village know about the risks and symptoms and linking them to formal hea...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
on girls as young as 10 months old (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:300 Shangaan Males Undergo Circumcision
[The Herald] An additional 300 Shangaan males have undergone voluntary male circumcision in southern Chiredzi bringing to over 700 the number of young men who have gone through the initiation in the Lowveld over the past two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 35,000 Men Circumcised in Khomas
[New Era] Over 35, 000 men have been circumcised in Khomas Region since the inception of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme in 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together
July 23, 2018A simple procedure is lowering the risk for thousands of couples in  Tanzania.Twenty-one-year-old Khadija Butemi was doing her morning chores when she heard an announcement through a loudspeaker passing by on the nearby country road.There was a campaign going on, it said, for men who wanted to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She immediately thought of her husband, a 22-year-old fisherman, who was down by the lake fishing.The couple lives with their two-year-old daughter in Nansio, a remote village on the island of Ukerewe, Tanzania. VMMC isn ’t routinely offered in the area, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Voluntary medical male circumcision may cost-effectively prevent HIV in Zimbabwe
(PLOS) Voluntary medical male circumcision could impact Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic in the coming years, and this investment may save costs in the longer term. These findings were reported by Jessica McGillen of Imperial College London and colleagues on July 18 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis
Circumcision is associated with a significantly lower rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) among infant boys with hydronephrosis, researchers in Washington say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over
A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some Danes seek to limit male circumcision to 18 and over
A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Mother's Fight Against Female Circumcision
[This Day] For protecting her daughters from the archaic and outlawed tradition of circumcision, Chiemelie Ezeobi writes on the mental torture, physical abuse, abduction and even rape a mother recently went through in Lagos (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Female Genital Circumcision Should Be a Choice
[New Dawn] House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers has suggested that female genital circumcision should be practiced by choice of any female attaining the constitutional age eighteen, in line with their faith or traditional beliefs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circumcision
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Namibia:School Champions in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
[Namibia Economist] A key component of national efforts to prevent the spread of HIV is voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), which has proved to reduce the rate of male-to-female transmission by upwards of 60%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:100,000 Men to Undergo Circumcision For Fight Against STDs
[This is Africa] In the second leg of a process that started in 2017 and benefited about 84 000 men, authorities in Mozambique are set to circumcise more than 100 000 men in a bid to help prevent the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise over 100,000 men to stop spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique will circumcise more than 100,000 men to help stop the spread of AIDS
Efforts will be focused in the districts of  Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities in the central province of Zambezia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats come out in support of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
(Natural News) All but two Democrats in the Maine House of Representatives reportedly voted down a legislative bill that would have outlawed a barbaric form of genital mutilation known as female circumcision. After letting the bill sit and almost expire, 72 Democrats decided on the last day of the legislative session to vote in favor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circumcision should be ILLEGAL, argues expert
Dr Niall McCrae, a mental health lecturer at King's College London, claims the controversial practice of circumcision should be considered in the same regard as female genital mutilation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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