Evaluation of the Informed Consent Process for Male Circumcision Scale-up in Zambia

Evaluation of the Informed Consent Process

The Population Council evaluated the process for obtaining the informed consent of male circumcision clients from December 2009 to March 2010 as services were being scaled up by the Male Circumcision (MC) Partnership. The objectives of the study described in this report were to: 1) assess male clients’ comprehension of key concepts in the informed consent process; 2) examine social norms and practices regarding informed consent for adolescents; 3) investigate how male circumcision clients (adults and adolescents) felt their experiences compared to their expectations; and 4) make recommendations to the MC Partnership for improving, standardising, and streamlining the informed consent process while adhering to WHO, UNAIDS, and other accepted guidelines.

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Type: Document
Year of publication: 2011
Resource type: Report
Country: Zambia
Organization: Population Council
Languages: English