Is Medical Male Circumcision Safe?

Medical male circumcision is FREE as part of a programme run by the provincial and national Departments of Health supported by the American Government through USAID and the Centre for Disease Control. MMC is provided at special clinics, hospitals and some private doctors who have joined the programme.

Because medical male circumcision is performed in a medical and sterile setting by a trained professional (doctor or nurse) it is very safe. All Government clinic and hospitals and the organisations that work with them, for example CareWorks and CHAPS, are strictly monitored by USAID and CDC to ensure they provide the best medical male circumcision services possible. As long as you follow the wound care instructions, there is very little chance of any complications.