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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 6 No. 2 (April 2014)

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The Demand for Medical Male Circumcision

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Chinkhumba, Jobiba, Susan Godlonton, and Rebecca Thornton. 2014. "The Demand for Medical Male Circumcision." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 152-77.

DOI: 10.1257/app.6.2.152

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This paper measures the demand for adult medical male circumcision using an experiment that randomly offered varying-priced subsidies and comprehensive information to 1,600 uncircumcised men in urban Malawi. We find low demand for male circumcision: only 3 percent are circumcised over a three month period. Despite the low overall level of take-up, both price and information are significant determinants of circumcision. Still, the main barriers to male circumcision-cultural norms and fear of pain-are not affected by prices or information. Significant demand generation efforts are needed for this HIV prevention strategy to be effective.

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Chinkhumba, Jobiba (U Malawi)
Godlonton, Susan (IFPRI, Washington, DC)
Thornton, Rebecca (U MI)

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I11: Analysis of Health Care Markets
I18: Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
Z13: Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification

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