This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition circumcision, adolescents
Treatment prepex device
Sponsor Ministry of Health, Rwanda
Start date August 2015
End date September 2015
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT02581722, RMC-04A


A new Male Circumcision (MC) device, PrePex, has shown great promise as a way to radically shift the MC landscape. PrePex is an innovative circumcision device requiring no injected anesthesia, sutures, or sterile settings. Moreover, it is designed for use by minimally skilled healthcare professionals rather than surgeons. Two initial studies conducted in Rwanda in 2010 and 2011 demonstrated an excellent safety profile when the procedure was performed by skilled physicians

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Male circumcision using the PrePex device among healthy adolescent males and contraindicated subjects due to Preputial adhesions and /or narrow foreskin/Phimosis
prepex device
The PrePex device is designed to enable conducting male circumcision procedure that is bloodless with no anesthesia and no sutures. For contraindicated subjects, a preparation procedure will take place.

Primary Outcomes

Incidence of Serious Adverse Events on adolescent male population including contraindicated subjects in ages 10 to 17
time frame: up to 7 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Glans fully exposed
time frame: Up to 7 weeks
The pain at key time points
time frame: Up to 7 weeks
Time to complete healing
time frame: Up to 7 weeks
Time to numb the foreskin using topical Lidocaine 5% cream - for contraindicated subjects only
time frame: Up to 7 weeks
Rate of side effects
time frame: Up to 7 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants from 10 years up to 17 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Adolescent Males in ages - 10 to 17 years - Uncircumcised - Subject wants to be circumcised - Subject assent to the procedure - Legal guardian consent to the procedure - Subject with or without the following conditions: Preputial adhesions and /or narrow foreskin/Phimosis - Able to understand the study procedures and requirements - Agrees to abstain from sexual intercourse for 8 weeks after circumcision - Agrees to abstain from masturbation for at least 2 weeks after Removal - Agrees to return to the health care facility for follow-up visits (or as instructed) after his circumcision for a period of 7 weeks post removal (8 weeks total) - Subject able to comprehend and freely give informed consent for participation in this study and is considered by the investigator to have good compliance for the study - Subject agrees to anonymous video and photographs of the procedure and follow up visits. Exclusion Criteria: - Legal guardian withholds consent - Active genital infection, anatomic abnormality or other condition, which in the opinion of the investigator prevents the subject from undergoing a circumcision - Subject with the following diseases/conditions: paraphimosis, warts under the prepuce, torn or tight frenulum, hypospadias, epispadias - Known bleeding / coagulation abnormality, uncontrolled diabetes - Subject that to the opinion of the investigator is not a good candidate - Subject does not agree to anonymous video and photographs of the procedure and follow up visits.

Additional Information

Official title A Safety and Efficacy Study of Non-surgical MC Device on PrePex Adolescent Male Population, Including Contraindicated Subjects Scheduled to Undergo Circumcision in an Effort to Prevent the Spread of HIV in Resource Limited Settings
Principal investigator Vincent Mutabazi, M.D.
Description Rwanda Has also completed a third study to assess the safety and efficacy of MC when performed by nurses using PrePex in both rural and urban hospitals, Device safety was assessed by the rate of clinical adverse events and device-related incidents attributed to the PrePex device and its procedures, the study report was shared with the WHO Male Circumcision Technical Advisory Group. On February 2011 the WHO provided Rwanda with recommendation to phase in MC scale up with the PrePex device on adults. Moreover the WHO recommended Rwanda to study the PrePex for use on adolescent population, starting on ages 15-17 and thereafter on ages 12-14 and 10-12.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Ministry of Health, Rwanda.