Tag Archives: public health policy

Despite controversy, contradictions circumcision proponents continue to push their message

Reports of the African studies continue to pop up in the nation’s media, months after the original news. Michael Gerson’s report in the Washington Post on June 1, 2007, A Surgical Strike Against AIDS, is full of controversial statements.  In … Continue reading

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Council on Foreign Relations Takes Up Male Circumcision and HIV

It’s not often two areas of great interest to me come together. It happened on May 7, 2007, when the Council on Foreign Relations took up the issue of male circumcision and HIV. The Council presented a program entitled, “Is Male … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: Influencing the Discussion on Male Circumcision and HIV

In order to effectively slow down the roll-out of male circumcision, it will be necessary to determine a set of crucial points of discussion. The damage that male circumcision causes is gaining a wider audience [see posts from 4/30, 5/2, … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: Circumcision will be implemented, what now?

The debate over circumcision is moving, indeed has moved, towards how, not whether, to implement the procedure. The HIV/AIDS research and advocacy community is a powerful force when it comes to rolling out mandates, particularly mandates it sets for itself. … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: The Military Industrial Complex School of Development

In the waning days of the cold war when the Berlin Wall was about to fall and the “velvet revolutions” of eastern Europe were confounding Western predictions of a continued multi-generational standoff between the communist block and the Western world, defense contractors … Continue reading

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