However, the government prioritises it in the Second National Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
(VMMC) is the removal of the foreskin of the penis by a trained healthcare professional.
In drafting the policy, she said, the committee consulted experts on ethics and law from the University of Copenhagen, as well as "a substantial white paper on ritual male circumcision
authored by the Jewish community in Denmark.
Nonetheless, the intervention was successful, according to the authors, because it addressed "structural and cultural factors in promoting behavioural change" and gave religious leaders the knowledge and tools to educate their congregations, while leaving the leaders to "decide how to best address issues of male circumcision
in [their] own community.
of boys under 18 years is regulated by the Children's Act (No.
Three large randomized trials have shown that adult medical male circumcision
(MMC), the surgical removal of all or part of the foreskin of the penis, provides enduring protection against heterosexual acquisition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in uninfected men by up to 60% (1-3).
Eight patients received conventional VMMC surgery, and four received PrePex, a nonsurgical male circumcision
The ethics of claiming a 60% reduction in HIV acquisition from voluntary medical male circumcision
The draft recommendations urge clinicians to review the health benefits and risks of elective male circumcision
at any age while also taking into account other factors including "religion, societal norms and social customs, hygiene, aesthetic preference, and ethical considerations.
Informing uncircumcised men and adolescents engaged in vaginal sexual intercourse about the partial protection against HIV afforded by male circumcision
The benefits of male circumcision
outweigh the risks, according a long awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.
In this study from Rwanda, voluntary adult male circumcision
costs 33% less with trained nurses using the PrePex[TM] device compared with physician-nurse teams performing dorsal-slit surgery.
WHO stated in their research, that the following southern African countries, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia have high rates of heterosexual HIV transmission and historically low levels of male circumcision
coverage and are priorities for scale-up.
, particularly the Jewish ritual performed on week-old Jewish newborns known as a bris, has become in recent years a hotly debated practice, with proposed bans popping up across Europe and advocates, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, speaking out for and against the ancient ritual.
My co-workers and I have studied the PrePex male circumcision
device in three clinical trials, [2-4] and I would like to share our opinions.