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Prevalence and acceptability of male circumcision in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-09 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T14:29:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T14:29:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2452
dc.description.abstract The objectives of the current national study were to determine the rates of self-reported circumcision among South African men and, more importantly, evaluate the acceptability of male circumcision in South Africa by uncircumcised adult men and all adult women. The study based on a population-based survey included a nationally representative subgroup of 6654 men aged 15 years and older who were included in the analysis on male circumcision prevalence, and a subgroup of 6796 women aged 15 to 49 years who were included in the analysis on male circumcision acceptance. An overall prevalence of self-reported male circumcision of 42.8% was found. Among the Black African population group the prevalence of male circumcision was 48.2%, 32.1% were traditionally and 13.4% were medically circumcised. Among males not circumcised 45.7% of 15-24 years olds indicated that they would consider being circumcised compared to 28.3% among 25-49 years olds. In multivariate analysis among non-circumcised men Black African and coloured population groups and having heard of the HIV protective effect of male circumcision were significant predictors for male circumcision acceptability, and among women with a non-circumcised sexual partner, Black African and coloured population groups and higher education were predictors for male circumcision acceptability. The study found high rates and high acceptability of male circumcision. Findings associated with the acceptability of male circumcision can be used to increase awareness of the benefits of male circumcision for HIV prevention. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher African Networks Ethnomedicines en
dc.subject MALE CIRCUMCISION en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Prevalence and acceptability of male circumcision in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 11(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Nigeria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8198 en
dc.PageNumber 126-130 en
dc.outputnumber 6911 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Onoya, D., Makonko, E. & Simbayi, L. (2014) Prevalence and acceptability of male circumcision in South Africa. <i>African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines</i>. 11(4):126-130. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Onoya, D. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makonko, E. en
dc.contributor.author4 Simbayi, L. en


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