WHO Manual for Male Circumcision under Local Anaesthesia


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WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the UNAIDS Secretariat emphasize that their current policy position has not changed and that they do not currently recommend the promotion of male circumcision for HIV prevention purposes. However, the UN recognizes the importance of anticipating and preparing for possible increased demand for circumcision if the current trials confirm the protective effect of the practice.

Version 2.5 (July 2007) of the WHO Manual for Male Circumcision Under Local Anaesthesia can be downloaded here .

This Manual is the result of collaborative work between the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and JHPIEGO, and is based on the work of a large group of clinical and public health experts who participated in technical consultations and reviews.

Prof.dr Tim B. Hargreave was involved as one of the authors and editors of this Manual. He would welcome any comments for improvement of Version 2.5 from the andrology community.
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