Male snips: few setbacks but no snags

2010-04-21 00:00

MALE circumcisions involving the Tara KLamp have gone according to plan after its launch in kwaNongoma recently.

While a few complications were reported, KwaZulu-Natal health HOD Dr Sibongile Zungu said the cases are not a cause for concern.

About 296 males aged between 15 and 49 were screened and counselled ahead of the procedure.

Zungu said: “While swelling and sepsis are the main causes of complications in all circumcision cases, we have received reports that four cases have been referred to hospitals with complaints of swelling and pain. None of these cases can be classified as serious, as doctors managed them.

“We will continue to monitor all cases, as we expect them to come back for the removal of the device.”


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