Safe, Voluntary, Informed Male Circumcision and Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programming
Guidance for Decision-makers on Human Rights, Ethical and Legal Considerations
UNAIDS Publication
ISBN-13    9789291736805 ISBN-10    9291736805
Order Number    18800055 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.50
English     2008        34   pages
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Throughout the world HIV prevalence is generally lower in populations that practise male circumcision than in populations where most men are uncircumcised. This has been observed over the years of the epidemic and has been confirmed by three randomized controlled trials concluded in 2005-2006. The results have led to the conclusion that male circumcision is and effective risk-reduction measure for men and should be used in addition to other known strategies for eth prevention of heterosexually acquired infection. This book provides guidance to decision makers on human rights, ethical and legal considerations that need to be addressed before planning to provide male circumcision services within the response to HIV.