Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Male Circumcision Among Mothers with Male Children in Kiryandongo District

ABSTRACT 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 OPD 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.

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APA

NSUMBA, K (2022). Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Male Circumcision Among Mothers with Male Children in Kiryandongo District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-acceptability-of-male-circumcision-among-mothers-with-male-children-in-kiryandongo-district

MLA 8th

NSUMBA, KITENDA "Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Male Circumcision Among Mothers with Male Children in Kiryandongo District" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Sep. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-acceptability-of-male-circumcision-among-mothers-with-male-children-in-kiryandongo-district. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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NSUMBA, KITENDA . "Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Male Circumcision Among Mothers with Male Children in Kiryandongo District". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Sep. 2022. Web. 21 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-acceptability-of-male-circumcision-among-mothers-with-male-children-in-kiryandongo-district >.

Chicago

NSUMBA, KITENDA . "Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Male Circumcision Among Mothers with Male Children in Kiryandongo District" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-acceptability-of-male-circumcision-among-mothers-with-male-children-in-kiryandongo-district