It is very painful.
There is obviously some discomfort with any medical procedure, but most men say that the procedure and recovery and less painful than they expected them to be. A local anaesthetic before the procedure means it is not painful, and with the right care the wound heals well.
How do I locate my nearest clinic?
Visit www.healthsites.org.za and select your province and the closest clinic to where you live.
How much is the service?
Medical Male Circumcision is offered free of charge from government clinics and hospitals. The list of all government and partner facilities that offer the service is available at www.healthsites.org.za.
How long does the wound take to heal?
It only takes six weeks.