Ouch!

Posted on 05 Sep 2008 at 7:57am

I’m on this HIV/AIDS list serve, and I just got an e-mail with the following headline: “More Training, Improved Tools Needed For African Health Workers Performing Male Circumcisions, Study Finds.”
Circumcision is a common HIV prevention technique in Africa, but look at this from the article, “According to the study, complications such as bleeding, infection, excessive pain and erectile dysfunction occurred in as many as 35% of males circumcised in Kenya’s Bungoma district by traditional practitioners, with an estimated 6% of patients experiencing lifelong problems.”

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