Statistics and maps

Statistics on male circumcision prevalence and progress in scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services are compiled by national governments, VMMC implementers, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the World Health Organization. AVAC has developed a map showing progress in VMMC scale-up in 14 priority countries through 2013, based on data from WHO and the PEPFAR VMMC Technical Working Group.

For more comprehensive information on HIV/AIDS statistics, see the Demographic and Health Surveys STATcompiler.


WHO Progress Brief on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in 14 Priority Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, July 2017 - thumbnail

A progress brief from the World Health Organization reports that nearly 15 million men and boys were circumcised from 2008 to 2016 by VMMC programmes in 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa.

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Scale-up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Africa: Update on Priority Countries – July 2014

A fact sheet about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) scale-up in 14 priority countries reports that the percentage of African men choosing VMMC increased dramatically.

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Global map of male circumcision prevalence at country level

The prevalence of male circumcision in 2006, before efforts to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision began, is depicted by country on this map.


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Male Circumcision: Global Trends and Determinants of Prevalence, Safety and Accessibility

Published in 2007, this report reviews the determinants, prevalence, safety, and acceptability of male circumcision, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.

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