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

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Sahay, Seema; Nagarajan, Karikalan; Mehendale, Sanjay; Deb, Sibnath; Gupta, Abhilasha; Bharat, Shalini; Bhatt, Shripad; Kumar, Athokpam Bijesh; Kanthe, Vidisha; Sinha, Anju; Chandhiok, Nomita;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091213, pmc: PMC3948789
  • Subject: 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)

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 an... View more
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