The Core of Public Health Circumcision Promotion

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. President’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 ‘catch up’ 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.

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