Episode
April 21, 2014

To cut or not to cut

Do the health benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks?
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Roughly 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe live with HIV. Studies show circumcision could reduce the risk of infection by 60 per cent. Since 2011, Zimbabwean men and infants have been undergoing voluntary non-surgical circumcision. Opponents of circumcision argue the risks don’t outweigh the benefits and claim messaging is giving men a false sense of hope regarding HIV prevention. To cut or not to cut? 

In this episode, we speak to:

Richard Wamai
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

John Geisheker
Executive Director, Doctors Opposing Circumcision
doctorsopposingcircumcision.org

Brian Morris
Professor Emeritus, University of Sydney

Jessie Majome @jessiefmajome
Member of Parliament, Zimbabwe
jessiefmajome.org.zw

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