From Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
IN the wake of massive radio advertisements in Kumasi of the availability of herbal drugs that could enlarge manhood,there is a mad rush by many young men in the Kumasi metroplis to get the size of their manhood increased.
As a result, most of these youngmen have resorted to the purchase and consumption of some herbal drugs and medication in a bid to have their manhood enlarged for maximum satisfaction during sexual intercourse.
Howevr, a specialist urologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Gyasi Sarpong, has cautioned men who are desperately going after such drugs to be wary of the health implications.
Dr Gyasi Sarpong told The Mirror last Wednesday that, medically men could not have their genitals enlarged explaining that the only time the manhood appreciated in size was during erection, which was normal in all men.
"Therefore going for all kinds of drugs from herbalists could result in serious reactions", Dr Sarpong said.
The Mirror had sought the view of the urologist on the craze by some men in Kumasi to have their manhood enlarged in the wake of radio advertisements by some herbalists claiming to have efficacious drugs to enlarge the penis.
One of the adverts states that men with "small manhood" do not have maximum enjoyment during sexual activity and that those with the problem could have them corrected by taking a certain herbal preparation.
Pointing out that he did not have problems with herbalists who claimed to have erectogenic drugs like viagra, Dr Sarpong said his main concern was the assertion that there was a herbal drug that had the capacity to enlarge the manhood.
For erectogenic drugs, the urologist said, immediately there is erection in the male organ, there will be an automatic enlargement in the size of the manhood.
Therefore, those men who believe that there is a specific drug that could enlarge their manhood to enable them have maximum satisfaction during sexual activity would rather be endangering their health by taking such drugs, he said.
He said medically there is one congenital problem known as micro manhood where at birth the baby boy is found to have a manhood smaller in size than normal.
"In that case we would administer drugs on the baby so that the manhood takes the normal size as the baby grows", Dr Sarpong explained.
He stated that he would be happy to meet those claiming to have the drugs that could enlarge the manhood so that the chemical composition of the drugs could be examined and if found efficacious, the herbalist in question would be recognised appropriately.
"And at the end of the day, Ghana would be winning a big feat. Until then, all that is going on are mere speculation", he said.
The urologist indicated that a number of men had been coming to him claiming to have "small manhood" and wanted medical attention to ensure enlargement.
Dr Sarpong said such people sometimes compare their male organ to other men who have bigger manhood.
Others take the decision when their female partners tell them their manhoods are too small.