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 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

How long does the wound take to heal?

It only takes six weeks.

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