New research from the Population Council published in PLOS ONE highlight the importance of providing women with access to accurate information about the benefits of male circumcision as a strategy to protect themselves and their families from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The findings were reported on by POZ Magazine.
Council researchers surveyed more than 900 Zambian women, interviewed a subsample of them and found that many incorrectly believed male circumcision to be fully protection against HIV and other STIs. A majority of women also believed that male circumcision reduces a woman’s likelihood of becoming infected with HIV.
Read more at POZ.