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Traditional male circumcision for reducing the risk of HIV infection: perspectives of young people in South Africa.
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PMID:  23140158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Increasing evidence suggests that medical male circumcision is associated with a reduced risk of HIV infection for men in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to understand the importance of male circumcision as a risk-reducing strategy by exploring perceptions of young men and women. The study draws on focus-group discussions conducted with both men and women in South Africa. The findings suggest that there is widespread support for traditional male circumcision. Traditional circumcision is viewed as a key part of the initiation process. However, a number of concerns were raised about the traditional initiation process, which may lead to risky sexual behaviours, including early sexual debut and multiple sexual partners. In addition, the risky sexual behaviour of men puts women at risk of HIV infection.
Authors:
Precious Greely; Pranitha Maharaj; Thabo Letsoalo; Andrew Miti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, health & sexuality     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-5351     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Health Sex     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883416     Medline TA:  Cult Health Sex     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a AIDS Foundation of South Africa , Durban , South Africa.
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