Belief in Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Male circumcision is believed  to  reduce the risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS in several sub-Saharan African countries .

Gallup just released a survey conducted to assess the belief and the practice of male circumcision in this region.

The numbers:

Subsahara Africa poll on male circumcision
Subsahara Africa poll on male circumcision
Subsahara Africa poll on male circumcision

Bottom Line

Although improved levels of education about HIV/AIDS do not necessarily change behaviors, the likelihood of change without education is low. Therefore, investment in effective education programs about circumcision should be increased and designed in such a way that those with lower levels of education hear and understand the message: circumcision reduces the chance of being infected with HIV.

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2 Replies to “Belief in Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa”

  1. If you look at the statistics, it’s mostly women and kids who’re most vulnerable. So if the men will sleep around and still don’t want to use the condom, the women should find a way to protect themselves. If the men want it raw and get the full pleasure, then they shoudl be faithful and stay with one woman, period

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