No-Needle, Single-Visit Adult Male Circumcision with Unicirc: A Multi-Centre Field Trial

by Peter S. Millard and Norman D. Goldstuck
PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121686 – Published: March 30, 2015

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Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a priority HIV preventive intervention. Current adult circumcision methods need improvement. Use of topical anaesthesia obviates the need for injectable anesthetic and makes the Unicirc procedure nearly painless. Unicirc is rapid, easy to learn, heals by primary intention with excellent cosmetic results, obviates the need for a return visit for device removal, and is potentially cheaper and safer than other methods. Use of this method will greatly facilitate scale-up of mass circumcision programs.

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