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“If You Are Not Circumcised, I Cannot Say Yes”: The Role of Women in Promoting the Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania

Journal Article
(Published September, 2015)
Osaki, H. (Author),
Mshana, G. (Author),
Plotkin, M. (Author),
Mahler, H. (Author),
Wambura, M. (Author),
Grund, J. (Author),
Neke, N. (Author),
Kuringe, E. (Author),
Terris-Prestholt, F. (Author),
Weiss, H.A. (Author)
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A qualitative study, conducted prior to a cluster randomized trial in Njombe and Tabora regions of Tanzania, tested effective strategies to increase VMMC uptake among men aged ≥20 years. Participants reported that mothers and female partners influence men’s decisions to seek VMMC both directly by denying sex, and indirectly through discussion, advice and providing information on VMMC to uncircumcised partners and sons.

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Osaki H, Mshana G, Wambura M, Grund J, Neke N, Kuringe E, et al. (2015) “If You Are Not Circumcised, I Cannot Say Yes”: The Role of Women in Promoting the Uptake of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania. PLoS ONE 10(9):