Botswana lags behind SA in male circumcision

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A study suggests that men in South African are more receptive to safe male circumcision than in Botswana, where the government is struggling to achieve targets.

Almost half of the 12,896 men interviewed in the recently released South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behavioural Survey, had been circumcised.

Findings indicated that almost half (46.4%) of the male respondents aged 15 years and above were circumcised. By comparison, the last available data for Botswana indicates that an average of 24.3% male respondents aged 15 and over are circumcised.

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