The Benefits of Circumcision

The skin of the foreskin contains unique cells, called Langerhans cells, that attract the cells that produce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STIs). The foreskin can also suffer small tears or bruising from friction during sex, making it vulnerable to infections. 

Many men and boys also suffer from non-sexually transmitted infections of the foreskin that cause genital warts or pain and discomfort.

Removing the foreskin has many benefits:

  • It is easier to keep the penis clean.
  • It lowers the risk of HIV and STIs. It does not remove the risk entirely. Circumcised men must use condoms. * There is less chance of bruising and tearing during sex, which makes sex more enjoyable for men and women.
  • Circumcision  reduces women's risk of cervical cancer 
  •  Many women prefer sex with circumcised men. The penis looks, feels and smells better. Some women believe that sex lasts longer and is more pleasurable with circumcised men.

About Us

Brothers for Life is a social and well-being movement aimed at mobilising men to take responsibility for their own health. We hope to achieve this by promoting positive male norms and encourage men to test for HIV and undergo Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), actively take a stand against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.

Our Manifesto

Brothers who stand for responsible relationships
Brothers who stand for responsible parenting
Brothers who stand for responsible behaviour
Brothers who live positively
Brothers who do the right thing
Brothers who stand for life