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Table 1 Distribution of health care professionals and circumcision techniques used

From: An assessment of the training and practice of circumcision by medical circumcisers in Ghana

CategoryNumber (%)
Category of health care professionals who perform circumcision
Healthcare assistant5 (1.3%)
General nurse89 (23.5%)
Midwife281 (74.3%)
Nurse anesthetist2 (0.6%)
Medical doctor1 (0.3%)
Total378 (100%)
TechniqueNumber (%)
Circumcision technique used
Gomco clamp only6 (1.6%)
Plastibel only39 (10.3%)
Dorsal slit only91 (24.1%)
Amputation only201 (53.2%)
Dorsal slit + Gomco clamp/Plastibel9 (2.4%)
Amputation technique + Gomco clamp/Plastibel11 (2.9%)
Gomco clamp + Plastibel5 (1.3%)
Dorsal slit + Amputation technique16 (4.2%)
Total378 (100%)