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New device makes circumcision safer and cheaper

A new, simple, plastic device, which needs no anaesthetic, surgery or stitches will be used to circumcise up to two million men in Rwanda.

Male circumcision reduces the chances of men in heterosexual relationships becoming infected with HIV.

Staff need very little training to fit it - something extremely important in a country with only 300 doctors for ten million people.

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  • 21 Jul 2011
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