Manual for Male Circumcision under Local Anesthesia

World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Jhpiego (2008).

This comprehensive manual describes the safest and most practical methods for male circumcision (MC) in resource-limited settings. It starts by describing the benefits and risks of MC, and how MC can be linked to other sexual and reproductive health services. The bulk of the manual provides technical guidance on the MC procedure, detailing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes providers need to safely carry out different procedures. Containing multiple photos and drawings, sample consent forms, information sheets for clients, stock cards, adverse event forms, the manual is an excellent training tool. It also contains chapters on counseling clients, obtaining informed consent for MC, preventing infection, managing complications, and running an MC service.