Sexual satisfaction of women partners of circumcised men in a randomized trial of male circumcision in Rakai, Uganda
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2009
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Volume 104, Issue 11, pages 1698–1701, December 2009
How to Cite
Kigozi, G., Lukabwe, I., Kagaayi, J., Wawer, M. J., Nantume, B., Kigozi, G., Nalugoda, F., Kiwanuka, N., Wabwire-Mangen, F., Serwadda, D., Ridzon, R., Buwembo, D., Nabukenya, D., Watya, S., Lutalo, T., Nkale, J. and Gray, R. H. (2009), Sexual satisfaction of women partners of circumcised men in a randomized trial of male circumcision in Rakai, Uganda. BJU International, 104: 1698–1701. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.08683.x
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2009
- Accepted for publication 30 March 2009
- sexual satisfaction;
- male circumcision;
To investigate the effect of adult medical male circumcision on female sexual satisfaction.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS
We investigated self-reported sexual satisfaction among 455 women partners of men circumcised in a randomized trial of male circumcision for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus in Rakai, Uganda. Women aged 15–49 years were interviewed about their sexual satisfaction before and after their partners were circumcised. We analysed female-reported changes in sexual satisfaction using chi-square or Fisher’s exact tests.
Only 2.9% (13/455) of women reported less sexual satisfaction after their partners were circumcised; 57.3% (255/455) reported no change in sexual satisfaction and 39.8% (177/455) reported an improvement in sexual satisfaction after their partner’s circumcision. There were no statistically significant differences in sexual satisfaction before and after partner’s circumcision by age, religion and education status.
The overwhelming majority of women (97.1%) report either no change or improved sexual satisfaction after their male partner was circumcised. These findings suggest that male circumcision has no deleterious effect on female sexual satisfaction.