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Table 2 Acceptability of MC for HIV prevention among men in Papua New Guinea

From: "Now we are in a different time; various bad diseases have come." understanding men's acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a moderate prevalence setting

Reasons why MC considered acceptable Reasons why MC considered unacceptable
MC prevents HIV and STIs MC would promote sexual risk compensation
MC improves penile health and hygiene MC is culturally inappropriate
MC is culturally appropriate MC goes against religious beliefs
MC increases sexual pleasure There is not enough PNG-specific research evidence
 There are other, more effective methods
 MC is a gender-biased prevention
 MC would be a burden on the PNG health system