Table 2

The surgical and follow-up details of adolescents and young adults who underwent circumcision during October and November, 2018 in selected male circumcision clinics of Zimbabwe, n=1443

CharacteristicsCategoriesFrequency(%)
Total1443(100.0)
Method of circumcisionDorsal slit1439(99.7)
Forceps guided4(0.3)
Service delivery point*Static site966(66.9)
Outreach site477(33.1)
Circumciser†Nurse practitioner1418(98.3)
Doctor25(1.7)
Attended post-op day-2Yes1379(95.6)
No64(4.4)
Attended post-op day-7Yes1025(71.0)
No418(29.0)
Adverse eventNone1417(98.2)
Mild20(1.4)
Moderate3(0.2)
Severe3(0.2)
  • *The circumcision in VMMC clinics is considered as static sites. The circumcision done at other public health facilities in a camp mode by staff of VMMC clinics is considered as outreach sites.

  • †Circumciser is the one who conducted the circumcision.

  • VMMC, voluntary medical male circumcision.