Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of a penis. The foreskin is the skin that covers all or most of the head of a penis of an uncircumcised man.
It is a simple surgical procedure that is performed by trained medical providers under local anesthesia (To prevent pain) We provide this service alongside HIV Testing and Counseling, Risk Reduction Counseling, Condom Promotion and Distribution and STI Screening and Treatment.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) male circumcision was found to reduce the female to male sexual transmission of HIV by 60% therefore in 2007 WHO and UNAIDS recommended VMMC as a key component of HIV prevention in countries with high HIV prevalence and low level of male circumcision.
IRDO rolled out the service in 2008 and is still at it to date. Our areas of coverage are currecntly Homabay, Busia and Turkana.
Since March 2016 we rolled out Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) in Kisumu and Homabay counties (currently running in Homabay). EIMC targets infants who are 60 days old or below.
Alongside conventional surgical VMMC we are providing Pre-Pex device as an alternative circumcision method in Homabay.