Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Circumcision Self-Report and Physical Examination Findings in Lesotho

@inproceedings{Thomas2011VoluntaryMM,
  title={Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Circumcision Self-Report and Physical Examination Findings in Lesotho},
  author={Anne Goldzier Thomas and Bonnie Robin Tran and Marcus M Cranston and Malerato Cecilia Brown and Rajiv Kumar and Matsotetsi Tlelai},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Overwhelming evidence, including three clinical trials, shows that male circumcision (MC) reduces the risk of HIV infection among men. However, data from recent Lesotho Demographic and Health Surveys do not demonstrate MC to be protective against HIV. These contradictory findings could partially be due to inaccurate self-reported MC status used to estimate MC prevalence. This study describes MC characteristics among men applying for Lesotho Defence Force recruitment and seeks to… CONTINUE READING
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