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The Kindest Cut by Shaun Raviv
The Atlantic, January/February 2011

To encourage men to have the surgery, outreach teams are traveling to all areas of Swaziland. When I visited the small city of Nhlangano on a hot August day, four agents were pulling aside men and boys in the town center. "Hey, brother, are you circumcised?" they asked. "No? Why not?" A DJ played loud dance music. Every 10 minutes he got on the mic and said, "Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV and other STIs. It's easy and not painful. Go to the tent and register." 
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Shaun Raviv is a freelance writer based in Accra, Ghana.

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