From the awful WHO Fact Sheet, “Voluntary [sic] medical male circumcision for HIV prevention” (bold added):
In line with global goals such as Millennium Development Goal 6 to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS, a five-year Joint strategic action framework to accelerate the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa 2012-2016 was developed by WHO and UNAIDS with the U.S. Presidentâ€™s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank and in consultation with national ministries of health. The framework calls for an intensified response by countries and partners to â€˜catch upâ€™ with men 15 to 49 years old who were not previously circumcised and to establish sustainable services for infants and adolescents for the longer term. The framework promotes country ownership, a combination of approaches and strategic, coordinated action.
Infants and adolescents don’t consent. This indicts WHO, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank. They are all directly complicit in the violation of basic human rights in Africa. They are also propagandists willing to use a word (“voluntary”) that they have no intention of following.