Practical Ethics: When bad science kills, or how to spread AIDS
A well researched article about the male circumcision campaign being waged in Africa. The three clinical trials relied upon to support the circumcision campaign are deeply flawed. Further, the distorted results of those clinical trials have been heavily promoted to influence public health recommendations. The conclusion is that HIV infections will likely increase because the circumcision surgeries are conducted in less than sanitary conditions and because Africans falsely believe that circumcision will protect them.
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