The factors affecting the utilization of safe male circumcision as HIV preventive strategy in Mitooma District, western Uganda.

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Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences Western Campus
This research was a descriptive cross sectional study on factors affecting the SMC utilization among both circumcised and none circumcised attending health services at Bitereko health centre III. The study population consisted of males aged between 15->50 years of age attending health services at above facility. Sample sizes of 201 respondents were selected randomly and interviewed using pre tested questionnaire. The study constituted mainly young male of age bracket (15-49) with 77.11% and middle aged taking 16.92% ,majority of this age group were either married (44.3%) or single(43.4%) and very few participants aged above 50 with a percentage of 1.99%. Most of the participants were mainly Christians (85%) and few Muslim with (15%) participation, and they had attained moderate educational level of either secondary (33%) or primary (23%) and modest number at extreme of none formal education (15%) and tertiary (11.08%). Of the total respondents, majority were circumcised (88%) only (12%) uncircumcised, and they knew SMC has advantages over disadvantages with (88.09%) and (24%) respectively and this showed good utilization of SMC at (75%).
A research report submitted to the faculty of clinical Medicine and dentistry in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the award of bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of surgery of Kampala International University
Safe male circumcision, HIV, Mitooma District