Main | Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cut Hets, Not Gays, Says UN

The United Nations' health agencies recommended today that heterosexual men undergo circumcision, citing "compelling" evidence that the procedure may reduce their odds of contracting HIV by up to 60%, while also noting that the procedure has little benefit for men who have sex with men. UNAIDS and the World Health Organization said that up to 5.7 million new cases could be prevented in sub-Saharan Africa alone, were circumcision to be widely implemented. About 30% of men worldwide are presently circumcised.

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