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Attitudes of preinitiates towards traditional male circumcision in the context of HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T03:49:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T03:49:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5190
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess attitudes of preinitiates towards traditional Male Circumcision (MC) in the context of HIV. The sample included 350 Xhosa preinitiates recruited from 3 different recruitment sites during the preparation prior to MC in the Eastern Cape province. Results indicated that: 10% were to be circumcised before their sexual debut and reported a great deal of sexual risk behavior; 9% had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months; 20% reported that they had had 3 or more sex partners in their lives; and 47% had not used a condom the last time they had sex. Reasons and attitudes, including barriers, towards MC as well as risky sexual behavior found in this study need to be considered in MC programming. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject MALE CIRCUMCISION en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject TRADITIONAL HEALERS en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Attitudes of preinitiates towards traditional male circumcision in the context of HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 36(8) en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Social Behavior and Personality en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5502 en
dc.PageNumber 1023-1034 en
dc.outputnumber 4046 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Nqeketo, A., Petros, G. & Kanta, X. (2008) Attitudes of preinitiates towards traditional male circumcision in the context of HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. <i>Social Behavior and Personality</i>. 36(8):1023-1034. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Nqeketo, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Petros, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kanta, X. en


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