Male Reproductive Health | Western Cape Government

Male Reproductive Health


Family Planning and Contraception

Reproductive health is the shared responsibility of a couple. Therefore, men play an important role and should take their fair share of responsibility for contraception and for using condoms to prevent both unwanted pregnancies and the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV/Aids. Men and women should consult with their partners regarding the choice of contraception and negotiate a mutually acceptable method, and who should be the primary user. For example, a vasectomy is a very minor procedure for a man to undergo.

Male circumcision

With widespread reports of young men dying as a result of unsafe circumcisions, young men can have free medical check-ups at primary health care clinics to ensure that they are in good health before going to traditional initiation schools. Safe, hygienic circumcisions can be done at primary health care facilities. The procedure can be performed on male infants shortly after birth at various health care facilities.

You should go to your local primary health care clinic. First -time visitors to primary health care facilities/hospitals will have to fill out a form and a folder will be opened. Bring ID book and clinic/hospital card if previously registered at the facility.
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Services at primary health care facilities are free for people who are not on medical aid. If you are referred to a hospital, there may be a cost involved. The amount will depend on your earnings and number of dependents, according to the hospital rating scale. The hospital will require a recent payslip/income assessment (IRP5).
The content on this page was last updated on 5 September 2013