“After my husband’s circumcision, I know that I am safe from diseases”: Women’s Attitudes and Risk Perceptions Towards Male Circumcision in Iringa, Tanzania

@inproceedings{Layer2013AfterMH,
  title={“After my husband’s circumcision, I know that I am safe from diseases”: Women’s Attitudes and Risk Perceptions Towards Male Circumcision in Iringa, Tanzania},
  author={Erica H. Layer and Sarah W. Beckham and Lilian Mgeni and Catherine R Shembilu and Romani B. Momburi and Caitlin E Kennedy},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
While male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission and certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), there is little evidence that circumcision provides women with direct protection against HIV. This study used qualitative methods to assess women's perceptions of male circumcision in Iringa, Tanzania. Women in this study had strong preferences for circumcised men because of the low risk perception of HIV with circumcised men, social norms favoring circumcised men, and… CONTINUE READING
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