Education curriculum of circumcising males to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in a non-circumcising community: logical analysis of the practice among the Luo of Kenya
In a non - circumcising community like the Luo of Kenya, to promote non - therapeutic mass circumcision of the males in order to stem the spread of HIV/Aids without using a multidisciplinary approved education curriculum is disastrous. Education is premised on knowledge and understanding whose discourse considers pros and cons of a phenomenon. The paper uses philosophical method of logical analysis, which is a second order research technique, by delving in relevant educational questions that need to be addressed by promoters of circumcision of the males among the Luo of Kenya. The analysis reveals that the practice of circumcision among the Luo, which is termed voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), disregards education and hence it is based on a false premise whose effects are ignominious to human sexuality. The circumcision is not voluntary but coerced since people cannot volunteer on what they are not educated about. It is recommended that combating HIV/Aids is to be pegged on changing behaviour but not changing the human anatomy. Issues that lead to non - therapeutic tampering with human anatomy are not the jurisdiction of medical profession but a multidisciplinary one that require approved curriculum.
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