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dc.contributor.authorHerman-Roloff, Amy
dc.contributor.authorOtieno, Nixon
dc.contributor.authorAgot, Kawango
dc.contributor.authorNdinya-Achola, Jeckoniah
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Robert C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-01T22:10:56Z
dc.date.available2012-03-01T22:10:56Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-16
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHerman-Roloff, A., Otieno, N., Agot, K., Ndinya-Achola, J., & Bailey, R. C. 2011. Acceptability of medical male circumcision among uncircumcised men in kenya one year after the launch of the national male circumcision program. PLoS One, 6(5): e19814. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019814.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019814
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/8148
dc.descriptionThe original version is available through the Public Library of Science at DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019814en
dc.description.abstractBackground Numerous studies have demonstrated that male circumcision (MC) reduces the incidence of the Type-1 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among heterosexual men by at least half. Methods One year after the launch of a national Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision program in Kenya, this study conducted 12 focus group discussions among uncircumcised men in Nyanza Province to assess the revealed, non-hypothetical, facilitators and barriers to the uptake of MC. Results The primary barriers to MC uptake included time away from work; culture and religion; possible adverse events; and the post-surgical abstinence period. The primary facilitators of MC uptake included hygiene; social pressure; protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; and improved sexual performance and satisfaction. Conclusions Some activities which might increase MC uptake include dispelling MC misconceptions; increasing involvement of religious leaders, women's groups, and peer mobilizers for MC promotion; and increasing the relevance of MC among men who are already practicing an HIV prevention method.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport for this study was provided by a grant to FHI from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Male Circumcision Consortium, a partnership between FHI, University of Illinois at Chicago working closely with the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, and EngenderHealth.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.subjectcircumcisionen
dc.subjectKenyaen
dc.titleAcceptability of Medical Male Circumcision Among Uncircumcised Men in Kenya One Year After the Launch of the National Male Circumcision Programen
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