Male circumcision information package
A series of leaflets that summarise information in key areas of male circumcision in relation to HIV prevention:
Provides a brief introduction on the collaborative work to develop the package by the UN Inter Agency Task Team (IATT) consisting of UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank.
Gives an overview of the global prevalence or male circumcision and outlines the key determinants in different regions and countries.
Highlights the main health benefits (other than HIV) of male circumcision and some of the associated risks.
Summarises all the evidence on MC for HIV prevention including the 3 RCTs, observational and epidemiological studies. The biological rationale for MC providing a protective effect against HIV is explained.
Examines the implications of male circumcision for women.