Three randomized clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that
male circumcision (MC) reduces female to male HIV transmission by
approximately 60%. Therefore, circumcision services are now being
offered in many countries as part of a package of HIV prevention
services. Healthcare workers are being trained in large numbers to
provide safe male circumcisions.
The surgical skills of these
providers, some of whom do not have extensive surgical experience, are
best developed through hands-on practice. Speed in suturing in
particular is closely related to experience and time spent in practice.
This model penis was developed to allow students to hone their skills
prior to operating on live patients.
The model is designed with
an inner core (part of item 1909) and an outer sleeve (item 1908) of
pliable material. A dorsal slit or forceps-guided circumcision can be
performed using this training model. It is not designed for practicing
sleeve circumcision. Once the foreskin is cut off, the student can
practice their suturing skills by sewing the cut edge of the foreskin to
a specially-designed ridge on the inner core. Once suturing is complete,
the sutures can be removed and a new sleeve placed over the inner core,
allowing for another practice session. The core is designed to allow for
There are also available
static models of before (item 1914) and after (item 1910) used for
educating the recipients on what to expect.
Item 1908 is the trainer
that includes a four pack of replacement skins.
No tools or accessories
accompany the product.
Circumcision Model Set
1925 - $30.30
Replacement Foreskins (4
1908 - $69.00
Circumcision Trainer with
Core and (4) Foreskins
1909 - $90.00
Static Model Penis After
1910 - $17.00
Static Model Penis Prior
1914 - $17.00