Low acceptability of medical male circumcision as an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention within a South African community that practises traditional circumcision.

@article{Mark2012LowAO,
  title={Low acceptability of medical male circumcision as an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention within a South African community that practises traditional circumcision.},
  author={Daniella Mark and Keren Middelkoop and Samantha Black and Surita Roux and Llewellyn Fleurs and Robin Wood and Linda-Gail Bekker},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={571-3}
}
BACKGROUND Traditional circumcision is practised among some indigenous tribes in South Africa (SA) such as the Xhosa. Recent experimental evidence has demonstrated the benefits of male circumcision for the prevention of HIV infection in heterosexual men. The acceptability of circumcision as a biomedical intervention mirroring an ingrained cultural practice, as well as the age and extent of the procedure, are poorly understood. METHODS Men aged 15 - 42 years were recruited in a peri-urban… CONTINUE READING

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