Chikwawa men shun circumcision: Free services offered in health centres

John Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) says more men in Chikwawa have negative attitude towards Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC.

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Takomana: Many men shun to cut their foreskin

Community Mobilization and Communications Officer for Jhpiego Harlod Takomana said this in Chikwawa over the weekend during the wrap up of Mavume Netball and Football Trophy worth K70, 000.00

The Trophy was organized by Gaka Community Radio Station with the aim of disseminating information on cervical cancer and VMMC.

“But through community meeting, we have observed that men are shunning VMMC and this is frustrating efforts to contain cervical cancer among women,” said Takomana.

He said men who are not circumcised have high chances of putting their partners at risk of getting cervical cancer, hence the need for men to go for VMMC to protect women.

He lamented that it was unfortunate to note that 70 per cent of men in the district have not yet been circumcised regardless of the free service offered in health centres.

In his remarks, Member of Parliament for Chikwawa South, Illias Karim commended management of Gaka Community Radio for organizing the trophy saying it had helped equip communities with information on cervical cancer and VMMC.

Karim said: “After the launch of this trophy, we have seen more women going to hospital for cervical cancer screening. But it’s indeed unfortunate that men are reluctant to go for VMMC.”

Manager for Gaka Community Radio Station Charity Dzongwe hailed Jhpiego and Chikwawa Hospital for supporting the cause saying without them the impact would not have been there.

One of the cervical cancer survivors, Falesi Wajomba of Tikondane Community Based Organization (CBO) said together with her fellow survivors would continue spreading the message on the same.

 

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Leshao ole Meresho
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kkkkkkkkk hahahahahaha kuopa mpeni hahahahaha

Jack Perry
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Men do not want to cut off parts of their genitals because it is known to be bad for sexual health and sexual pleasure. In cultures that cut males (such as the U.S. that is pushing this) , there is a denial as to the sexual and physical harm. Many in the genital cutting cultures do not know or deny that the male parts that are cut off have THOUSANDS of specialized nerve endings. These are the MOST innervated parts of the man’s genitals. The parts when cut off shut down a huge part of the kid’s/man’s sensory system. That… Read more »
Ignorant man
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Jack Perry, whats ED?

Khima
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Well said, of course most men who experience early ejaculation feel cutting the piece gives them an opportunity to last long. I totally agree on the sensitivity point no one they take long

nyamwera
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i was circumcised eight years ago before married but now am happily that i have 2 kids and my wife get satisfaction. what i see here its ignorance that you can not understand what VMMC is all about.

You people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are those people who said that if you get HPV vaccination they will get your manhood

felix chikakuda
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Why don’t we have statistics to indicate that those areas where the majority of men are circumcised have less prevalence of cervical cancer or HIV? what is behind this shit? is it money or trying to force your religious values to some people? I went for this voluntary circumcision on Friday 20 June 2014 and I regret full time. STUPID!!!!!

Safari
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IWE Felix !
Just appreciate kuti anakutchotsa nyasi kuchi Ujeni kwako !
Your late father was also circumcised and and never complained and who are you ? Stupid!!!!
Ine, I donated my foreskin when I was 5 yrs old and panorama I look very smart kuti ujeniku ….period !!!!

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