Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Welfare is to run trials on a non-surgical circumcision device, which requires no anaesthesia injection.
The device known as Prepex is reported not to cause bleeding and result in a less painful experience for men.
A ministry spokesperson said it is inviting men over the age of 18 to join the Prepex trails. The trials will be conducted at the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) Spilhaus Male Circumcision Clinic inside the Harare Hospital complex throughout the week (16-20 April, 2012).
The trials are being conducted in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research Project (ZICHIRE). ZICHIRE is a project of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Department of Community Medicine.