Rapha Healthcare Systems through its clinics and partnership with Population Services International is offering Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision services for FREE!
What Is VMMC?
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is the removal of the skin that covers the head of the male organ. If you decide to go for VMMC you will be circumcised by doctors and nurses who have been trained and certified by the Ministry of Health and Child Care as per World Health Organisation WHO standards.
Why should I get circumcised
VMMC provides protection against HIV by 60%, improves hygiene of the male organ, and reduces the chances of contracting some STIs. VMMC also gives some protection against penile cancer in men and cervical cancer in the female partner.
How does circumcision protect men from HIV?
The inner part of the foreskin is soft and moist and at risk to small cuts and bruises during sexxual intercourse, making it easier for the virus to enter the body. After circumcision, the thicker skin which is less likely to tear remains making it more difficult for the virus to enter the body. VMMC provides partial protection against HIV, therefore you should continue to use condoms every time be faithful to one partner and/or abstain from sex.
How is VMMC done?
The procedure takes a short time and is available for FREE at Rapha Clinics. An injection is given at the base of the penis to make it go numb so that np pain is felt while the foreskin is being removed. The wound is then stitched, cleaned and bandaged.