Examples Of African Men

Recently in the news, the story was run about how a Ministry of Health is conducting a scientific, outcome based medical approach to combat the AIDS epidemic. One part of the fight against the deadly, se*ually transmitted disease - involves adult male circ  clinics - which many good international medical studies have supported. A sister was interviewed who accompanied her two teen brothers to a clinic for the procedures. She explained they had lost their Mom and Dad to AIDS. Responsable young people! We can learn from them. Am glad I made same decision one year ago - for self and wife. Only wish that I had been man enough to make that decision many years ago. WIth the right doctor, the procedure and recovery was pain free. Personal quality of life is improved. And, I finally acted to do my part to minimize cervical cancer risk for my wife. That is why I am sharing this story. Personal testamony in a very polarized and emotional debate - often void of good science cited in discussion. Wishing fellow American men and women good health and much happiness. Wishing the young in Africa a better future. Bravo to them! Our sisters and brothers making responsable decisions with each other.
Grant66 Grant66
66-70, M
2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

I prefer men to be circumcised but the claim that it is a safety measure again AIDS is ridiculous. The "study" in Uganda is such nonsense. All the Bagandans are circumcised as youths, so how can they possibly make this assertion?
And look at the physical evidence. Apart from some procedures in the UK circumcision is virtually unknown in Europe...Spain, France, Germany, the Nordic countries etc. Circumcision rates have dropped dramatically in New Zealand and Australia (where RIC was once the case). Yet the incidence of HIV+ is FAR less than in the United States where circumcision is widespread! Please explain!

You did very well. Circumcision is a very responsible act and the only protection against cervical cancer - which is seriously minimized by a stable sexual relationship with a cut partner. I hope you made the right choice for your male children if you had any...