Circumcised Men Abandoning Condoms

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ernest Dhlamini of Mbabane city, Swaziland, was circumcised in 2006, to enjoy what he calls a clean life.

Dhlamini says he is worried that a large number of men circumcised under current programs funded by international organizations, are now abandoning condoms and engaging in unsafe sex.

He says this is a blow to programs implemented in 2009 by some African nations in an effort to curb the spread of HIV.

“There are many circumcised men who think that by being circumcised they can now have unprotected sex at will. They think that they can no longer contract HIV.”

This promiscuous behaviour is attracting the attention of some married women, who are now blocking their partners from the medical procedure.

Source: ReliefWeb (link opens in a new window)

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