A prospective cohort study of safety and patient satisfaction of voluntary medical male circumcision in Botswana
Spees, Lisa P.
Ledikwe, Jenny H.
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CitationWirth, Kathleen E., Bazghina-werq Semo, Lisa P. Spees, Conrad Ntsuape, Scott Barnhart, and Jenny H. Ledikwe. 2017. “A prospective cohort study of safety and patient satisfaction of voluntary medical male circumcision in Botswana.” PLoS ONE 12 (11): e0185904. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0185904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185904.
AbstractRandomized trials have shown that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) significantly reduces the risk of HIV acquisition in men. However, the rate of complications associated with the surgical procedure varies from 0.7% to 37.4% in real-world settings. We assessed the frequency, type and severity of adverse events following VMMC among 427 adult men surgically circumcised in southeastern Botswana; 97% completed ≥1 follow-up visit within seven days post-circumcision. Thirty moderate AEs were observed in 28 men resulting in an overall AE rate of 6.7%. Patient satisfaction was high: >95% were very or somewhat satisfied with the procedure and subsequent follow-up care.
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