Circumcision and HIV
News Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/background_briefings/aids/434880.stm
This is not really that new, but I heard about on the news today and I have my own ideas on it. Their basic idea is that circumcision reduces the chance of HIV. My idea is to consider why people are getting circumcised to begin with. Is this a reflection of the circumcision or sexual behavior?
School Orders It: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6355447.stm
This concerns me greatly. The school is basically telling parents to circumcise their children. First how the hell is a school finding out kids are circumcised. Second when has "everyone else is doing" been a good reason to do something. The school said they sent the kids home for social reasons.
Both of these stories come out of africa so it isn't like american laws or norms apply.