|Stephen Lewis with Bill Clinton|
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He still makes public appearances and regularly endorses and promotes male circumcision, often teaming up with other circumcision advocates such as former UNAIDS leader, Stephen Lewis, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Bill Clinton's circumcision advocacy
At the 16th International Conference on AIDS, former US President Bill Clinton called for the world to prepare to tackle the cultural taboos surrounding circumcision, claiming it protects men and the women they sleep with from AIDS. Clinton went on to say that the United States is spending more to fight HIV than any other government. Clinton joined Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in praising President George W. Bush's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Bill Clinton ponders mandatory circumcision.
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...we will have a big job to do. It is important that as we leave here we all be prepared for a green light that could have a staggering impact on the male population but that will be frankly a lot of trouble to get done.
– Clinton (Reuters)
- Brackman, Rabbi Levi / Rivkah Lubitch (16 August 2006)."Clinton: Circumcision - the answer to AIDS", Reuters, Ynetnews.
- Lisa (16 August 2006)."Bill Clinton ponders mandatory circumcision", The London Fog.
- Boseley, Sarah (16 August 2006)."Circumcision may be the answer to Aids, says Clinton", The Guardian.