WHiPT Report Contributes to Greater Civil Society Involvement in MMC Implementation

September 30, 2011

Carol Odada, coordinator of Kenya’s Women’s HIV Prevention Tracking Project (WHiPT) team, presented the WHiPT report, Making Medical Male Circumcision Work for Women, at the recent meeting of Kenya’s National Male Circumcision Task Force. As a result of her presentation, which highlighted a range of concerns including the fear that medical male circumcision (MMC) will be conflated with female genital mutilation, Carol was invited to join the committee coordinating MMC roll out in Kuria, a Kenyan district where female genital mutilation is still practiced. “We will be able to document practices both good and bad,” Odada says, noting that after the presentation other MMC implementers also asked for guidance from the WHiPT team on addressing women’s concerns during rollout.

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