Making Medical Male Circumcision Work for Women: Women’s HIV Prevention Tracking Project (WHiPT)
There is general support from women participating in WHiPT for the implementation of medical male circumcision (MMC) as an HIV prevention strategy. However, these women qualified their support with various statements. In general, women who participated lack detailed factual knowledge of the benefits and risks of MMC for HIV prevention.
Many women interviewed believe erroneously that they would be directly protected against HIV if their partners were medically circumcised. Country studies highlighted a perceived belief among women interviewed that traditional male circumcision (which has not been evaluated for its HIV prevention benefits) might afford the same protection as MMC for HIV prevention.