Video/photos: Circumcision gaining ground in western Kenya

Video and photos shot in Katito, Kenya, during a weekly circumcision clinic run by the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society.

The WHO, after trials in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, believes that circumcision can be an HIV prevention measure; the research found circumcision reduced the chance of infection from heterosexual sex among men by as much as 60 percent.

No protective effect for men who have sex with men or for women in relationships.

That said, circumcision critics also point out that there are various other social dynamics at play as well, given the low HIV prevalence in many European countries that still don’t circumcise.

Enjoy; the naughty bits have been tastefully excluded, though it’s still not for the squeamish. (I cringed a lot while shooting the procedure in all its graphic glory.)

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3 Responses to “Video/photos: Circumcision gaining ground in western Kenya”

  1. Royal Says:
    October 14th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Well done, sir.

  2. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » A year-in-review Says:
    January 13th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    [...] got stalked by children, played with wild animals (including a kick-ass leopard), followed an NGO performing circumcisions, hung out with the Maasai, wandered through the slums of Nairobi and made new [...]

  3. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » Published: Kenyan males line up for circumcision Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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