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Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
10 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
38 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
5 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
reddit
1 Redditor
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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251 Dimensions

Readers on

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228 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003362.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nandi Siegfried, Martie Muller, Jonathan J Deeks, Jimmy Volmink

Abstract

Male circumcision is defined as the surgical removal of all or part of the foreskin of the penis and may be practiced as part of a religious ritual, as a medical procedure, or as part of a traditional ritual performed as an initiation into manhood. Since the 1980s, over 30 observational studies have suggested a protective effect of male circumcision on HIV acquisition in heterosexual men. In 2002, three randomised controlled trials to assess the efficacy of male circumcision for preventing HIV acquisition in men commenced in Africa. This review evaluates the results of these trials, which analysed the effectiveness and safety of male circumcision for preventing acquisition of HIV in heterosexual men.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 221 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 21%
Researcher 36 16%
Student > Bachelor 28 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 10%
Student > Postgraduate 22 10%
Other 50 22%
Unknown 22 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 42%
Social Sciences 24 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 4%
Psychology 10 4%
Other 36 16%
Unknown 34 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 127. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2020.
All research outputs
#167,004
of 16,119,202 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#326
of 11,409 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#160,863
of 15,092,695 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#306
of 9,687 outputs
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