Teens Circumcised To Reduce HIV Risk In Mozambique Shift Gender Norms Surrounding Sex

November 8, 2014 2:27 PM

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Teens Circumcised To Reduce HIV Risk In Mozambique Shift Gender Norms Surrounding Sex

MANHICA, Mozambique -- A group of boys and teens queued up outside a registration tent at a male circumcision clinic last week, looking almost as if they were waiting in line at a baseball game concession stand. They played cards and traded breezy jokes, waiting to go in for their voluntary procedures.

Helio Raimundo Ubisse, 15, stood off to the side of the traveling pop-up clinic. Last year, his friend who was infected with HIV died at the age of 19, Helio told The Huffington Post. Not long after, Helio asked his grandfather if he could be circumcised.

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