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Male Circumcision in the AIDS Era: New Relevance of an Old Topic

Judith E. Brown

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032535
eISBN:
9780813039305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter examines the importance of the current research by anthropologists on male circumcision as a possible HIV intervention in Africa. It explains that modern biomedical evidence is growing ... More


“His Body, His Choice”: Pitching Infant Male Circumcision to Health and Human Rights Gatekeepers

Charli Carpenter

in Lost Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448850
eISBN:
9780801470363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448850.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the origins, claims, and tactics of the “intactivist” movement—a growing coalition of advocacy groups that aim to define infant male circumcision as a human rights ... More


The Obligation to Abolish Traditional Practices Harmful to Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law imposes an obligation on States to abolish traditional practices harmful to health. This chapter seeks to examine the nature of this obligation, the types of practices to be ... More


Cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Interventions

Markus Haacker

in The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718048
eISBN:
9780191787461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718048.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter develops a forward-looking analysis of the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions, taking into account HIV transmission dynamics and spending commitments implied by new HIV ... More


Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Chantal Zabus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In the past five decades and over three generations, African women writers have introduced a new autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision that brings nuance to the female ... More


AIDS, Culture, and Africa: The Anthropological Perspective

Douglas A. Feldman

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032535
eISBN:
9780813039305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter reviews the literature on the anthropological contribution to the understanding of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It discusses HIV prevention campaigns, male circumcision, AIDS orphans, and the ... More


Medical Treatment

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines some of the many difficult issues arising in the medico-legal area insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or ... More


Lost Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security

Charli Carpenter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448850
eISBN:
9780801470363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448850.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do some issues and threats—diseases, weapons, human rights abuses, vulnerable populations—get more global policy attention than others? How do global activist networks decide the particular ... More


HIV Prevention Among Adolescents: What Have We Learned and Where Are We?

Audrey Pettifor and Hamsa Subramaniam

in Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190847128
eISBN:
9780190847159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847128.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the latest information on HIV prevention among adolescents globally. An estimated 5.4 million young people aged 15–24 are living with HIV, accounting for 15% of the total burden ... More


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