Mobile clinic provides free snips for men

Health organisation ManUp held an event to promote circumcision in Belhar, Cape Town. The procedure can help men avoid sexually transmitted diseases and cervical cancer in their female sexual partners.
Image: MANUP

A mobile clinic that will make voluntary circumcision more accessible for men has been launched in Cape Town.

The facility, a joint initiative of nonprofit organisation Jhpiego and the Western Cape department of health, will also provide screenings for HIV and prostate cancer.

The mobile unit will be able to provide 40 circumcisions a day.

Voluntary circumcision not only helps protect men from getting sexually transmitted infections including HIV, but also lowers the risk of women partners developing cervical cancer.

Males from the age of 15 were invited to visit the clinic and book their appointments for free circumcisions.

The launch of the clinic, part of a ManUp campaign aimed at safe circumcision, was timed to coincide with the “Movember” moustache-growing campaign that draws attention to men’s health issues, particularly cancer.

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By: COREY D SMITH

Source: TMG Digital

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