Roughly 1.1 mil­lion people in Zim­babwe live with HIV. Studies show cir­cum­ci­sion could reduce the risk of infec­tion by 60 per cent. Since 2011, Zim­bab­wean men and infants have been under­going vol­un­tary non-​​surgical cir­cum­ci­sion. Oppo­nents of cir­cum­ci­sion argue the risks don’t out­weigh the ben­e­fits and claim mes­saging is giving men a false sense of hope regarding HIV pre­ven­tion. To cut or not to cut?

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In this episode, we speak to:

Richard Wamai
Asso­ciate Pro­fessor, North­eastern University

John Geisheker
Exec­u­tive Director, Doc­tors Opposing Cir­cum­ci­sion
doc​tor​sop​pos​ing​cir​cum​ci​sion​.org

Brian Morris
Pro­fessor Emer­itus, Uni­ver­sity of Sydney

Jessie Majome @jessiefmajome
Member of Par­lia­ment, Zimbabwe

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