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A Prospective Cohort Study of Safety and Patient Satisfaction of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Botswana

Citation

Wirth, Kathleen E.; Semo, Bazghina-Werq; Spees, Lisa P.; Ntsuape, Conrad; Barnhart, Scott L.; & Ledikwe, Jenny H. (2017). A Prospective Cohort Study of Safety and Patient Satisfaction of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Botswana. PLOS ONE, 12(11), e0185904. PMCID: PMC5675416

Abstract

Randomized 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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185904

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2017

Journal Title

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Wirth, Kathleen E.
Semo, Bazghina-Werq
Spees, Lisa P.
Ntsuape, Conrad
Barnhart, Scott L.
Ledikwe, Jenny H.

PMCID

PMC5675416