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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181c9963a
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Acceptability of Male Circumcision for the Prevention of HIV Among High-Risk Heterosexual Men in Thailand

Tieu, Hong-Van MD, MS*; Phanuphak, Nittaya MD†‡; Ananworanich, Jintanat MD, PhD‡§; Vatanparast, Rana BS¶; Jadwattanakul, Tanate MD∥; Pharachetsakul, Nutthasun Dip†; Mingkwanrungrueng, Pravit Dip†; Buajoom, Raksakul BA†; Teeratakulpisarn, Somsong BN, MEd†; Teeratakulpisarn, Nipat MD†; Methajittiphun, Pornpen BN, MS∥; Hammer, Scott M. MD*; Ann Chiasson, Mary DrPH**; Phanuphak, Praphan MD, PHD†

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Abstract

Limited data are available on circumcision prevalence and acceptability among Thai men to prevent human immunodeficiency virus. Of 408 high-risk heterosexual men, 12.3% were circumcised. 14.2% and 24.9% expressed willingness to be circumcised before and after circumcision education, respectively. Neonatal circumcision acceptability was relatively high. One participant underwent circumcision at 3-month follow-up.

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