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Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.263
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921–3

INTRODUCTION

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released a policy statement in support of male circumcision (MC) for newborns in the United States of America [USA] (1). In order to gather information on MC in The Bahamas, our research team from The Bahamas and Canada will soon be launching a two-year study which will measure the prevalence of MC in adults. It will assess healthcare providers’ attitudes toward circumcision, and societal knowledge and attitudes about this practice. We believe that this may set the stage for further work on the reduction of the burden of HIV in The Bahamas and other countries in the region.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013
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