Medical male circumcision (MMC) is one of the safest, hygienic and painless ways to get circumcised, and the procedure is offered at certain Marie Stopes centres around South Africa.
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Male Circumcision FAQ
According to landmark medical studies in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya, medical male circumcision reduces the risk of transmitting HIV by almost 60%. It has also been linked to the reduction of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and thus offers greater protection from penile cancer and cervical cancer in female partners and decreases your risk of urinary tract infections. A circumcision also easier to notice symptoms of STIs such as warts or ulcers so you can quickly receive the appropriate medical treatment and avoid the long term side effects of untreated STIs (such as infertility).
Circumcision has no clinically documented effect on sexual performance or pleasure. Some women do report that circumcision improves a man’s sexual performance or her pleasure. This is a hotly debated question, but in either case women say they appreciate men who take steps to promote their own sexual and reproductive health, and that of their partners. It’s important to remember that the single most reliable way to prevent the spread of HIV and STIs is to use a condom every time you have sex and to test regularly, in particular whenever you have a new sexual partner.
We offer the options of local anesthetic, which means you will still be awake and aware during the procedure but will not feel pain, or conscious sedation, which makes you sleep and not feel pain during the procedure.