Friday, August 3, 2012

SWAZILAND: More claims for circumcision

the Swazi Observer (has a form for conmments, but has never printed any)
August 1, 2012

Uncircumcised men at high risks

By Winile Mavuso
An uncircumcised man carries more germs than a circumcised one, Swaziland National Editor’s Forum Chairperson Jabu Matsebula revealed.
Uncircumcised men have a high risk of getting, prostate cancer (50–100% higher in uncircumcised men). [The numbers are pure fiction.] Uncircumcised penis increases the risk of thrush and sexually transmitted infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, genital herpes and syphilis. [HPV causes syphilis? Nonsense!] Matsebula challenged the media during a workshop hosted by PSI on Male Circumcision at Tums Water World last weekend, to disseminate more information on the advantages of circumcision, especially in the fight against HIV.

He said HIV became a cause for concern after seeing that a lot of his colleagues were dying in the newsroom.

He said editors resolved to join in the fight against its spread by disseminating information to equip people in order to prevent themselves from acquiring the virus.

Other speakers during the workshop included Mr. Swaziland Linda Dlamini who got circumcised two years ago.

Dlamini explained that he was reluctant at first to do the procedure because of fear, but was happy that he eventually did it as he would be able to protect his family from sexually transmitted infections when he gets married. [When he gets married and continues to have unprotected sex with other women, that is? Dangerously wrong.]


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