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Male circumcision is now evidence based medicine. The four year
study has confirmed that it reduces the chance of contacting HIV by
60%. Hence 80% of the proportion of Zimbabwean men between 15 and 29 years
are targeted in a circumcision scheme aimed at reducing HIV infections (The
Male circumcision is a religious requirement and not a cultural one,
and on the other hand female mutilation is a purely cultural practice
predating Islam in some parts of Africa.