publication . Article . 2014

Community and Healthcare Providers' Perspectives on Male Circumcision: A Multi-Centric Qualitative Study in India

Seema Sahay; Karikalan Nagarajan; Sanjay Mehendale; Sibnath Deb; Abhilasha Gupta; Shalini Bharat; Shripad Bhatt; Athokpam Bijesh Kumar; Vidisha Kanthe; Anju Sinha; ...
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract
Background Although male circumcision (MC) is recommended as an HIV prevention option, the religious, cultural and biomedical dimensions of its feasibility, acceptability and practice in India have not been explored till date. This study explores beliefs, experiences and understanding of the community and healthcare providers (HCPs) about adult MC as an HIV prevention option in India. Methods This qualitative study covered 134 in-depth interviews from Belgaum, Kolkata, Meerut and Mumbai cities of India. Of these, 62 respondents were the members of circumcising (CC)/non-circumcising communities (NCC); including medically and traditionally circumcised men, parents...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research Article, Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health, Infectious diseases, Sociology, Epidemiology, HIV, Psychology, Survey Methods, Communication in Health Care, Survey Research, Health Care Providers, Public Health, Non-Clinical Medicine, Health Screening, Biology, HIV prevention, Clinical Research Design, Medicine, Viral diseases, Religion, Q, R, Population Biology, Social Psychology, Culture, Science, Cross Culture (Sociology)
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1 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS WHO (2007) Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety, and acceptability. Geneva: World Health Organization.

2 Bailey RC, Plummer FA, Moses S (2001) Male circumcision and HIV prevention: current knowledge and future research directions. Lancet Infect Dis 1: 223–231.11871509 [PubMed]

3 Cameron DW, Simonsen JN, D'Costa LJ, Ronald AR, Maitha GM, et al (1989) Female to male transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1: risk factors for seroconversion in men. Lancet 2: 403–407.2569597 [PubMed]

4 Gray RH, Kiwanuka N, Quinn TC, Sewankambo NK, Serwadda D, et al (2000) Male circumcision and HIV acquisition and transmission: cohort studies in Rakai, Uganda. Rakai Project Team. AIDS 14: 2371–2381.11089626 [PubMed]

5 Siegfried N, Muller M, Volmink J, Deeks J, Egger M, et al. (2003) Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men. Cochrane Database Syst Rev: CD003362.

6 Auvert B, Taljaard D, Lagarde E, Sobngwi-Tambekou J, Sitta R, et al (2005) Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk: the ANRS 1265 Trial. PLoS Med 2: e298.16231970 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

7 Kahn JG, Marseille E, Auvert B (2006) Cost-effectiveness of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a South African setting. PLoS Med 3: e517.17194197 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

8 NACO (2013) Annual Report 2013. New Delhi: NACO. 1–120 p.

9 WHO (2007) New Data on Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Policy and Programme Implications Technical Consultation. Geneva: Wo rld Health organisation.

10 UNAIDS (2007) Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability. Geneva: UNAIDS.

11 Hastings J (1971) Encyclopedia of religion and ethics Encyclopedia of religion and ethics

12 Chandhiok N, Gangakhedkar RR (2007) The new evidence on male circumcision: an Indian perspective. Reprod Health Matters 15: 53–56.17512375 [PubMed]

13 Kebaabetswe P, Lockman S, Mogwe S, Mandevu R, Thior I, et al (2003) Male circumcision: an acceptable strategy for HIV prevention in Botswana. Sex Transm Infect 79: 214–219.12794204 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

14 Ngalande RC, Levy J, Kapondo CP, Bailey RC (2006) Acceptability of male circumcision for prevention of HIV infection in Malawi. AIDS Behav 10: 377–385.16736112 [PubMed]

15 Mattson CL, Bailey RC, Muga R, Poulussen R, Onyango T (2005) Acceptability of male circumcision and predictors of circumcision preference among men and women in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Care 17: 182–194.15763713 [PubMed]

56 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
Background Although male circumcision (MC) is recommended as an HIV prevention option, the religious, cultural and biomedical dimensions of its feasibility, acceptability and practice in India have not been explored till date. This study explores beliefs, experiences and understanding of the community and healthcare providers (HCPs) about adult MC as an HIV prevention option in India. Methods This qualitative study covered 134 in-depth interviews from Belgaum, Kolkata, Meerut and Mumbai cities of India. Of these, 62 respondents were the members of circumcising (CC)/non-circumcising communities (NCC); including medically and traditionally circumcised men, parents...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research Article, Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health, Infectious diseases, Sociology, Epidemiology, HIV, Psychology, Survey Methods, Communication in Health Care, Survey Research, Health Care Providers, Public Health, Non-Clinical Medicine, Health Screening, Biology, HIV prevention, Clinical Research Design, Medicine, Viral diseases, Religion, Q, R, Population Biology, Social Psychology, Culture, Science, Cross Culture (Sociology)
56 references, page 1 of 4

1 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS WHO (2007) Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety, and acceptability. Geneva: World Health Organization.

2 Bailey RC, Plummer FA, Moses S (2001) Male circumcision and HIV prevention: current knowledge and future research directions. Lancet Infect Dis 1: 223–231.11871509 [PubMed]

3 Cameron DW, Simonsen JN, D'Costa LJ, Ronald AR, Maitha GM, et al (1989) Female to male transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1: risk factors for seroconversion in men. Lancet 2: 403–407.2569597 [PubMed]

4 Gray RH, Kiwanuka N, Quinn TC, Sewankambo NK, Serwadda D, et al (2000) Male circumcision and HIV acquisition and transmission: cohort studies in Rakai, Uganda. Rakai Project Team. AIDS 14: 2371–2381.11089626 [PubMed]

5 Siegfried N, Muller M, Volmink J, Deeks J, Egger M, et al. (2003) Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men. Cochrane Database Syst Rev: CD003362.

6 Auvert B, Taljaard D, Lagarde E, Sobngwi-Tambekou J, Sitta R, et al (2005) Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk: the ANRS 1265 Trial. PLoS Med 2: e298.16231970 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

7 Kahn JG, Marseille E, Auvert B (2006) Cost-effectiveness of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a South African setting. PLoS Med 3: e517.17194197 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

8 NACO (2013) Annual Report 2013. New Delhi: NACO. 1–120 p.

9 WHO (2007) New Data on Male Circumcision and HIV Prevention: Policy and Programme Implications Technical Consultation. Geneva: Wo rld Health organisation.

10 UNAIDS (2007) Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability. Geneva: UNAIDS.

11 Hastings J (1971) Encyclopedia of religion and ethics Encyclopedia of religion and ethics

12 Chandhiok N, Gangakhedkar RR (2007) The new evidence on male circumcision: an Indian perspective. Reprod Health Matters 15: 53–56.17512375 [PubMed]

13 Kebaabetswe P, Lockman S, Mogwe S, Mandevu R, Thior I, et al (2003) Male circumcision: an acceptable strategy for HIV prevention in Botswana. Sex Transm Infect 79: 214–219.12794204 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

14 Ngalande RC, Levy J, Kapondo CP, Bailey RC (2006) Acceptability of male circumcision for prevention of HIV infection in Malawi. AIDS Behav 10: 377–385.16736112 [PubMed]

15 Mattson CL, Bailey RC, Muga R, Poulussen R, Onyango T (2005) Acceptability of male circumcision and predictors of circumcision preference among men and women in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Care 17: 182–194.15763713 [PubMed]

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publication . Article . 2014

Community and Healthcare Providers' Perspectives on Male Circumcision: A Multi-Centric Qualitative Study in India

Seema Sahay; Karikalan Nagarajan; Sanjay Mehendale; Sibnath Deb; Abhilasha Gupta; Shalini Bharat; Shripad Bhatt; Athokpam Bijesh Kumar; Vidisha Kanthe; Anju Sinha; ...