Medical circumcision and manhood initiation rituals in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: a post intervention evaluation

SOURCE: Culture, Health & Sexuality
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer, X.Kanta
KEYWORDS: CIRCUMCISION, EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE, HEALTH, INITIATION RITUALS, MEN, RISK BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5677

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Abstract

The objective of this study were first, to report the adverse events reported following male circumcision performed by medical professionals after a one-day training workshop, second to report on the attitudes towards, beliefs surrounding and experiences regarding circumcision and initiation, the third to assess the HIV-risk behavior of young men attending initiation schools post medical circumcision.