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Mozambique to circumcise over 100,000 men in STDs combat


Authorities in Mozambique are set to circumcise over 100,000 men in a bid to help prevent the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, the BBC reporter in the country has reported.

Efforts will be focused in the districts of Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities from the central province of Zambezia.

This is the second stage of a campaign that involved the circumcision of 84,000 men in Zambezia, one of the most populated regions of Mozambique, last year.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), male circumcision reduces the risk of straight men getting HIV by up to 60 per cent.

The delicate foreskin easily tears and is therefore highly vulnerable to HIV infection. It is the main route the virus enters a man’s body during intercourse.
Read more:More than 100,000 men in Mozambique will be circumcised to help stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and AIDS.

Efforts will be focused in the districts of Ato-Molocue, Ile, and Gurue, where circumcision is uncommon, according to health authorities from the central province of Zambezia.

This is the second stage of a campaign that involved the circumcision of 84,000 men in Zambezia, one of the most populated regions of Mozambique, last year.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), male circumcision reduces the risk of straight men getting HIV by up to 60 per cent.

The delicate foreskin easily tears and is therefore highly vulnerable to HIV infection. It is the main route the virus enters a man’s body during intercourse.

Read more: //www.dailymail.co.uk/

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