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There is compelling evidence from three randomized controlled trials in Africa that medical male circumcision reduces the risk of female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV by approximately 60%.

Thus, WHO and UNAIDS recommend voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an additional efficacious intervention for prevention of heterosexually acquired HIV, particularly in settings with generalized HIV epidemics.

VMMC is safe when provided by well-trained health professionals in properly equipped settings. Health messages should be carefully tailored, culturally sensitive, draw on local language and symbols, and be appropriate to the level of education and understanding of the population groups that they address. Messages should address both men and women.



Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention