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Manual for male circumcision under local anaesthesia

WHO | UNAIDS | JHPIEGO | Version 3.1


22 December 2009

Manual for male circumcision under local anaesthesia

This manual contains nine chapters that provide technical guidance and information on comprehensive male circumcision services, including: the benefits and risks, the linking of male circumcision to other sexual and reproductive health services for men, educating and counselling clients and obtaining consent, facilities and supplies, surgical procedures, circumcision for infants and children, post-operative care, prevention of infection, and managing circumcision services. Technical guidance is provided on the surgical procedures for performing circumcisions for males of all ages — adults and adolescents, young boys and neonates.


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