According to the president who describes it as “ridiculous and sad,” he told reporters that his government must go back to reeducating men on the dangers of poor hygiene.
“In Brazil, we have 1,000 penis amputations a year due to a lack of water and soap,” he says. “We have to find a way to get out of the bottom of this hole.”
Other factors that led to the amputations include complications from HIV, cancers and untreatable infections.
Meanwhile, in Papua New Guinea, doctors have reported over 500 cases in one hospital alone where cooking oil, coconut oil and silicone have been injected into their genitalia.
Akule Danlop of Port Moresby General Hospital, who is the only doctor who can treat this problem told The Guardian UK that the “nationwide problem” is a sort of hype that male nurses have promised will help “increase the length and width of it to enhance their sexual experience with their partner,” he says.