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More men getting cut in Gauteng - South Africa


Medical male circumcision is on the increase in Gauteng, the provincial health department said on Monday.

"More than 90 000 males underwent male medical circumcision in Gauteng public health facilities during the 2012/13 financial year," the department said in a statement.

It said 94 151 circumcisions had been conducted at 64 sites, including 41 clinics and two hospitals, across the province.

Medical male circumcision entails the full removal of the penis foreskin, fully exposing the head of the penis.

The department said Gauteng had seen a rising demand for this type of circumcision since the launch of the HIV counselling and testing campaign in 2010.

"All 64 sites provide patients with safe, clean, and hygienic procedures. Upon arrival, one receives counselling to understand the procedure and its benefits."


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Information in this article was accurate in July 15, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.