What device would be best for early infant male circumcision in east and southern Africa? Provider experiences and opinions with three different devices in Kenya

by Robert C. Bailey, Irene Nyaboke, Fredrick O. Otieno
PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171445 – Published: February 14, 2017

13 pp. 617 kB

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces risk of HIV acquisition in heterosexual men by approximately 60%. As some countries approach targets for proportions of adolescents and adults circumcised, some are considering early infant male circumcision (EIMC) as a means to achieve sustainability of VMMC for long term reduction of HIV incidence. Evaluations of specialized devices for EIMC are important to provide programs with information required to make informed decisions about how to design safe, effective EIMC programs. The authors provide assessments by 11 providers with experience in Kenya employing all three of the devices most likely to be considered by various EIMC programs in east and Southern Africa.

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