Medical Male Circumcision

Get circumcised - know the facts

Medical Male Circumcision

  • Reduces the chances of men getting infected by the HIV by 60%
  • Reduces the transference of the Herpes type 2 virus
  • Reduces the chances of cancer of the cervix in women
  • Your penis is odour free and feels cleaner

MMC is FREE and can be confidential

MMC is safe and a little uncomfortable in EXPERIENCED hands

What do you have to do?

  • Go to your nearest Clinic for help and support
  • The Clinic staff will prepare you for MMC with screening for diabetes, hypertension, TB, HIV.

What do I do to recover quickly after MMC?

  • Avoid heavy work or exercise after MMC to allow the wound to heal.
  • Take good care of your wound
  • Clean the penis twice a day with salt water
  • Keep the penis clean and dry
  • Do not pull or scratch the penis while it is healing.
  • It is important to go back to the Clinic on the given date – usually within 1-5 days.
  • Avoid sexual activity – even with a condom- as well as masturbation for at least 6 weeks after your surgery.

Return to the Clinic if:

  • There is bleeding that does not want to stop
  • Severe pain- especially in your lower abdomen
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Lots of swelling around your penis
  • Discharge from the wound

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This page last edited on 29 May, 2023

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