Uncircumcised men reportedly more prone to infections

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The National Vice President of trained Wanzam operators in Ghana, Akua Afriyie Nkrumah, has outlined the potential risks associated with not undergoing circumcision.

She pointed out that uncircumcised men face a higher susceptibility to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

 Mrs. Nkrumah’s comments were prompted by the 2022 Demographic Health Survey from the Ghana Statistical Service, which disclosed that approximately 5 percent of Ghanaian men remain uncircumcised, accounting for around 835,000 individuals.

During an interview on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Mrs. Nkrumah emphasized that aside from the increased risk of STDs, uncircumcised men are prone to phimosis, penile cancer, and urinary tract infections.

She advised against having multiple partners, as this further elevates the risk of infections and their transmission.

Mrs. Nkrumah also addressed the psychological impact of the decision not to undergo circumcision, noting that the procedure is possible in adulthood.

She shared her experience of performing circumcision on a 56-year-old man, emphasizing that there was no observable difference, encouraging men not to be discouraged by age if considering the procedure.


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