Malawi divorce cases increase due to genital infection: Health expert calls for men to cut foreskins

Male circumcision may be one of the possible solutions to family breakups in the country, one of the country’s health experts has said.

Health and Communication Expert, Timothy Bonyonga said most women like men whose foreskin is cut off for the pleasure they provide during intercourse compared to those who did not undergo the knife.

“In addition to sexual pleasure, men who are circumcised last long in bed before ejaculating, to the satisfaction of most women,” said Bonyonga.

He said most men divorce their wives accusing them of being infected by sexually transmitted infections but after medical assessment they disclose that they experienced genital complications which they could not disclose to the wives.


The health expert further added that men who went under the knife are less likely to encounter genital impediments at a later stage of life than their uncircumcised counterparts.

“It is because the foreskin is inflexible at later stage of life that it can no longer fight infections. The foreskin keeps infections that cause diseases such as genital warts and genital shingles.

“This happens when a man struggles to stretch it during copulation or when passing urine,” he explained.

Conversely, a Mrs Mawinga of Blantyre-Nancholi differed with Bonyonga saying marriages break because of lack of love between the parties.

“I married my husband not because he is circumcised. I have tasted both circumcised and uncircumcised men. What I can tell you is enjoyment of copulation depends on the ‘know how’ of the individual,” explained Mawinga.

Bonyonga also hinted that most men who commit suicide are as a result of genital abnormalities that surface from uncircumcision.

He was however, non committal on the statistics of the people who commit suicide for genital anomalies emerging from uncircumcision. –Malawi News Agency

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