Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision as Part of HIV Prevention and Male Reproductive Health Efforts in Gaborone, Botswana, and Surrounding Areas

@article{Plank2009AcceptabilityOI,
  title={Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision as Part of HIV Prevention and Male Reproductive Health Efforts in Gaborone, Botswana, and Surrounding Areas},
  author={Rebeca M. Plank and Joseph Makhema and Poloko M. Kebaabetswe and F. Hussein and Chiapo Lesetedi and Daniel Halperin and Barbara Bassil and Roger L. Shapiro and Shahin Lockman},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={1198-1202}
}
Adult male circumcision reduces a man’s risk for heterosexual HIV acquisition. Infant circumcision is safer, easier and less costly but not widespread in southern Africa. Questionnaires were administered to sixty mothers of newborn boys in Botswana: 92% responded they would circumcise if the procedure were available in a clinical setting, primarily to prevent future HIV infection, and 85% stated the infant’s father must participate in the decision. Neonatal male circumcision appears to be… CONTINUE READING