Circumcision In Africa

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is been very high in Africa. Researchers have found that circumcision in men should be a key weapon in the fight against HIV in Africa. Studies have found that circumcision reduces up to 60% of infections rates in heterosexual men. Experts have estimated that if this procedure is done more often, then it could save more than 3 millions lives in sub-Saharan Africa alone. However, one of the problems with this is that there is not enough physicians to do this simple procedure, therefore, funds may be taken away from other necessary public health programs. However, how circumcision prevents HIV transmission is still not completely understood. Scientists have believed that the foreskin acts as a source where HIV-containing