Researchers from the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit at the University of Witwatersrand conducted this desk review of local data on male circumcision as part of a situational analysis to inform implementation of medical male circumcision (MMC) in the South African HIV prevention programme. The review consolidates the local data on male circumcision at the end of 2009 to inform finalisation of policy and programming. It addresses levels of male circumcision in the country; the capacity to scale‐up MMC and the resources that will be required; the cost‐effectiveness of introducing MMC as a strategy; whether MMC is more effectively delivered as a stand‐alone service or as part of a prevention package; the current demand for MMC; public awareness of the benefits of the procedure; and misconceptions about MMC.
Desktop Review of Male Circumcision Research and Services in South Africa, January 2010
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Year of publication: 2010
Resource topic: Costing and cost-effectiveness, Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP), Formative research (includes situational analyses)
Resource type: Report
Country: South Africa
Organization: RHRU, University of Witwatersrand