Factors influencing the acceptability of male circumcision among mothers with male children in Kiryandongo District

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry
Objective: There is currently little information on the acceptability of male circumcision In Uganda, This study investigated the acceptability of male circumcision among mothers in Kiryandongo district with male children. Design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among a convenience sample of 100 women attending a reproductive health clinic at the Out Patient Department waiting area in Kiryandongo district hospital in Uganda between February and April 2018. Results: Of the 100 invited eligible participants, the majority of women were Christians (78%), (18%) were Muslims, and (4%) were Pentecostal. About 60% of respondents had at least attained primary education (28%) had secondary education 9% had tertiary education and only 3% had no education at all .After women were informed about the risks and benefits of male circumcision, majority of women with uncircumcised children 81% said they would definitely circumcise their children if the procedure were offered in a safe hospital setting, free of charge and a smaller number (7%) said they would probably consider the procedure. Only (1%) said that they would definitely probably not consider male circumcision, and (9%) were unsure. Conclusion: Since male circumcision has been found to decrease risk of HIV infection. Among men, it is important to determine its acceptability as a potential HIV prevention Strategy at even an early stage in lie in Uganda. This study found male circumcision to be highly acceptable among a broad range of mothers with male children in Kiryandongo district Uganda. Further studies of acceptability among fathers and other populations are warranted
Research dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University Uganda
Male circumcision, Mothers, Kiryandongo District, Male children, Uganda