A programmes officer with Society for Family Health (SFH) has called on male Zambians to take circumcision as an HIV/AID prevention tool.
Society for Family Health Programme Manager for Male Circumcision Luca Sakwimba says male circumcision was a good practice which every Zambian male should embrace as it has many health benefits.
Mr Sakwimba told ZANIS today in Kafue that circumcision was a good tool for HIV/AIDS prevention because studies have shown that it has 60 per cent chance of preventing one from acquiring HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmission infections.
He said the notion by some women that it was only encouraging promiscuity among men is not true.
Mr Sakwimba said the NGO has embarked on a programme of providing male circumcision services in Kafue district and this is carried in the second week of every month for free.
He said doctors and other health personnel have been trained on how to conduct circumcision safely.
Mr Sakwimba disclosed that more than 100 males in Kafue have been circumcised from the time the programme started in March this year.
He said those circumcised include both children and adult males.
Mr Sakwimba has urged people in Kafue to embrace the practice as it was healthy and safe.
He also urged mothers and women to encourage their male folk to undergo circumcision as there was nothing wrong with it.