Poverty and InequalitySexual and Reproductive HealthFamily, Maternal & Child HealthMethodology

Medical male circumcision coverage in Rakai, Uganda

TitleMedical male circumcision coverage in Rakai, Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKong, X, Kigozi, G, Ssekasanvu, J, Nalugoda, F, Nakigozi, G, Chang, LW, Latkin, C, Serwadda, D, Wawer, MJ, Gray, RH
Date PublishedMar 13
ISBN Number0269-9370
Accession Number28225708

We assessed medical male circumcision (MMC) scale-up in Rakai, Uganda using population-based surveys during 2007-2014. MMC coverage increased from 28.5 to 52.0%. Coverage was initially lower in 15-19-year-olds but increased in 2014, was higher in married men and in trading communities, and lowest in the sexually inactive. Coverage did not vary by self-perceived risk of HIV or HIV serostatus. Increasing generalized coverage suggested that MMC became normative, but coverage falls short of WHO/Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 80% targets, indicating the need for demand generation.