South Sudan To Circumcise 1.5m Men

South Sudan government is planning to circumcise 1.5 million South Sudanese men aged from 15 to 49 in order to reduce the prevalence of HIV.

Studies have shown that circumcised men are less likely to be infected with HIV than uncircumcised men when having heterosexual sex with someone who is HIV-positive.

Despite the government’s intention to circumcise all men, circumcision is a taboo in some regions in South Sudan.

According to UNAids, about 2.3% of 15-49 year olds in South Sudan are believed to be HIV-positive.

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