Circumcision does not promote risky behavior by African men, study finds

21 julio 2014

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya. Three clinical trials have shown that male circumcision significantly reduces the risk of acquiring HIV in young African men. However, some experts have suggested that circumcision, if promoted as an HIV preventive, may increase promiscuity or decrease condom use. This ‘risk compensation’ could diminish the effectiveness of medical male circumcision programs.