Assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practice of University of Venda male students regarding male circumcision, Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Akinsola, H. A.
dc.contributor.advisor Tugli, A. K.
dc.contributor.author Philips, Victor Eyo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-12T08:58:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-12T08:58:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/701
dc.description MPH
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract Male circumcision is being promoted in University of Venda presently due to the South African recent awareness that it is a method of preventing the transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency virus. However, for effective implementation, it is necessary that the students believe in the procedure and have a positive attitude towards the procedure. Purpose of study The objective of the study was to assess the University of Venda male student knowledge and perception regarding male circumcision. Methodology Method to achieve this was a cross sectional quantitative study using anonymous questionnaire among the male students in university of Venda after obtaining their consent. Data was captured and analyzed using SPSS. Result A total of 285 male students participated in the study. Most of them (77.2%) were undergraduate below 30years of age (91.2%) while others were post graduate (22.8%). Majority of them are Christians (97.9%), singles (85.9%) and married (12.6%).Result obtained showed that most of the respondent (87.9%) are circumcised, only a minority few (12.1%) are not circumcised. As regards the meaning of male circumcision (75.2%) said that male circumcision is the complete removal of theforeskin. Majority of the respondents (86.6%) responded that circumcision is better than uncircumcision, showing a relatively good knowledge of benefits of male circumcision, one-third of the respondent (39.9% ,37.8%) showed a good knowledge regarding the merits of male circumcision as per reducing the rate of STIs and the risk of HIV/AIDS. Conclusion Conclusively,most of the University of Venda students have a good knowledge of male circumcision, only a few are not knowledgeable about male circumcision. Also a positive attitude was shownon male circumcision with only a few students showing a negative attitude.While majority of the respondents practice male circumcision.They also encourage their siblings to do so. Recommendations The study made a number of recommendations that were intended to improve knowledge, attitude and practice of male circumcision, it calls for long campaign to reach more uncircumcised Univen students in order to scale up male circumcision and train more personnel to administer the ritual safely and under more hygienic conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Students en_US
dc.subject Male circumcision en_US
dc.subject.ddc 617.4630968257
dc.subject.lcsh Circumcision -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Penis -- Surgery -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Initiation rites -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practice of University of Venda male students regarding male circumcision, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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