Skip Nav
ben higgins
I Stayed in The Bachelor Fantasy Suite, and This Is What Happened
Sex
The 29 Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time
Relationships
How to Make Your Sex Life as Hot as It Used to Be, According to an Expert

Kenyan Council of Elders Cuts Off Support of Circumcision

Despite its ability to help prevent the spread of HIV, the Luo Council of Elders in Kenya is not down with male circumcision because the practice conflicts with the community's culture.

But more than culture informs the influential council's decision to reject a widespread initiative which would offer free circumcision. Some elders do not believe it actually prevents HIV infection, while others worry that circumcised men would stop wearing condoms. Thus, the elders oppose the effort by the Kenyan government to make circumcision more culturally accepted.

Resistance to circumcision is not the only cultural practice inhibiting HIV prevention in Kenya, where 2.5 million people (out of 35 million) live with HIV or AIDS — the practice of wife inheritance doesn't help either. When a husband dies, the widow often marries her brother-in-law or another man chosen by the elders. As you might imagine, this too facilitates the passing of the deadly disease.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
True-Song True-Song 8 years
(That, by the way, is another google search I hope my boss doesn't see, like "Amish incest rape")
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Is the link between circumcision and HIV solid? I had not heard of this so I googled it and there seems to be some disagreement. But I wonder if it's really controversial or if there's just a small, vocal, misinformed group of dissenters.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
*sigh.*
Mrs. Mayor? Critics Says Mayor's Wife Runs Kansas City
Same-sex Marriage Ban Leading in California
SF May Decriminalize Prostitution: How Would You Vote?
Next Big Thing? How They're Texting "I Love You" in Nigeria
Pregnancy-Pact City to Vote on Contraception Pact
Rhode Island Requires Lessons on Dating Violence
India's New Detectives Track Down Serial E-Cheaters

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds