publication . Master thesis . 2011

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in South Africa: Addressing HIV and Gender Relations

Fischer-Nielsen, Sara; Møller, Sabrah;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The thesis scrutinizes how gender relations and women’s and men’s control of sexual health are influenced by the intervention of male circumcision for HIV prevention in South Africa. The analytical framework combines the theory of therapeutic citizenship, post-development theory and gender theory. We argue that the individual man’s choice to circumcise is being challenged by international HIV prevention methods emphasizing men’s responsibility in HIV prevention. In South Africa, current changes in HIV testing policies focus on health provider-initiated HIV testing. Health providers may play an active role in encouraging men to circumcise. As a consequence, men m...
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free text keywords: HIV, Male Circumcision, South Africa, Gender relations
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