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n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Snip and prevent! Medically performed circumcision - a strategy for reducing the transmission of HIV : review
Background. Recent randomised trials carried out in South Africa and on the African continent have rekindled the debate on male circumcision for preventing conditions that may or may not occur in the future.
Method. The recent literature on adult male circumcision for the prevention of HIV transmission was reviewed and the traditional, religious, ethical, and public health issues of introducing male circumcision as a public health measure are discussed.
Conclusion. Male circumcision should be regarded as another strategy in the fight against the HIV pandemic. The main HIV strategies of single-partner relationships and consistent condom use should remain the main strategic policy against the HIV pandemic.
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