Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
Conclusive research shows that medical male circumcision substantially reduces men's risk of acquiring HIV through vaginal sex, making it an important addition to HIV prevention strategies in eastern and southern Africa. Read more
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Study may help explain protective effect
Changes in the bacteria living on and around the penis may be partly responsible for male circumcision’s protective effect against HIV infection, a study suggests…Read more
Campaign aims to reach university students
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has launched a medical male circumcision campaign to inform students about the benefits of male circumcision and behaviours that promote good sexual health
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Youth respond to Malawi campaign
Most of the men seeking voluntary medical male circumcision campaign in Malawi have been ages 15 to 25
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Why adults seek or avoid male circumcision
A perception that male circumcision is inappropriate after puberty may keep men from going for the procedure, a study in Tanzania suggests… Read more
PrePex study launched in Kenya
A study in Kenya is the first to assess the safety and acceptability of the PrePex device for performing adult male circumcisions in routine health care settings
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Communication Materials Adaptation Guide (2012, PDF, 1.98 MB).
This publication was produced by the Communication for Change (C-Change) project and offers comprehensive guidance to communication programmes scaling up services in new settings. It outlines a 10-step, participatory process for adapting materials to make them appealing and relevant to new audiences.
Framework for Clinical Evaluation of Devices for Male Circumcision (2012, PDF, 345 KB).
The framework focuses mainly on clinical requirements for assessing the suitability of a device for male circumcision within public health HIV prevention programmes in resource-limited settings and, secondarily, on regulatory and manufacturing considerations.