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AIDS. 2013 Feb 20;27(4):662-4. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835c557c.

The accuracy of women's reports of their partner's male circumcision status in Rakai, Uganda.

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Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. xikong@jhsph.edu

Abstract

We assessed whether women had accurate knowledge of their partners' male circumcision status using survey data (2010-2011) from Rakai, Uganda, and examined characteristics of women who misreported male circumcision status. Among couples in which men were uncircumcised (nā€Š=ā€Š1744), 8.2% women misreported; and among couples in which men were confirmed circumcised (nā€Š=ā€Š759), 1.2% women misreported. Younger women were 2.2 times more likely to misreport compared with older women. Misreporting was not associated with other sociodemographics or behavioural characteristics. If women are to act as advocates for male circumcision acceptance, there is a need to educate women, particularly younger women about the nature and recognition of male circumcision.

PMID:
23169325
PMCID:
PMC3932992
DOI:
10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835c557c
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