Belarus rejects circumcision in HIV fight

I don’t normally like to tread ground already covered elsewhere. However, I think it bears noting and repeating that Belarus last month rejected circumcision. You can read about it here.

It is a bit of a mystery to me why some countries have felt it necessary to come out and disavow plans to incorporate circumcision into public health efforts to combat HIV while others have said nothing. So far none have said outright that circumcision would become a routine and established part of public health policy. Belarus, Brazil, and the Luo elders of Kenya are the only countries or communities that have categorically ruled it out.

Update: China has said in more ambivalent terms that it is not considering male circumcision, either.

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