J Sex Med 2008 Nov 28;5(11):2610-22. Epub 2008 Aug 28.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
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J Sex Med 2017 Apr;14(4):601-612
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Background: Two cohort studies using data from randomized controlled trials in Africa offer the best evidence to date on the effects of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) on male sexual function and satisfaction, suggesting no significant impairments in sexual function or satisfaction and some improvements in sexual function after male circumcision.
Aim: To assess the effects of VMMC on sexual function and satisfaction in a large population-based cohort of men circumcised as adults and uncircumcised controls in Kenya.
Methods: Sexual function and satisfaction of young (median age = 20 years) sexually active men (1,509 newly circumcised men and 1,524 age-matched uncircumcised controls after 5% loss to follow-up) were assessed at baseline and 6, 12, 18, and 24 months, with data collected in 2008 to 2012. Read More
BJU Int 2013 May 4;111(5):820-7. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
Unlabelled: WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: The sensitivity of the foreskin and its importance in erogenous sensitivity is widely debated and controversial. This is part of the actual public debate on circumcision for non-medical reason. Today some studies on the effect of circumcision on sexual function are available. Read More
J Sex Med 2017 Apr 1;14(4):526-534. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
School of Public Health and Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Background: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is effective in decreasing the risk of HIV acquisition. As men resume sexual activity after circumcision, it will be important to study their satisfaction with the procedure, sexual pleasure and function, coital trauma, and risk compensation (RC), which can hamper or facilitate the long-term success of VMMC programs.
Aim: To assess men's satisfaction with VMMC, sexual pleasure and function, coital trauma, and RC after VMMC. Read More
BMC Public Health 2016 Jan 5;16. Epub 2016 Jan 5.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Background: Although male circumcision reduces the heterosexual HIV transmission risk, its effect may be attenuated if circumcised men increase sexual risk behaviours (SRB) due to perceived low risk. In Uganda information about the protective effects of circumcision has been publicly disseminated since 2007. If increased awareness of the protection increases SRB among circumcised men, it is likely that differences in prevalence of SRB among circumcised versus uncircumcised men will change over time. Read More