Any medical procedure, including surgical adult male circumcision, comes with potential risks. One of the risks of male circumcision, regardless of the circumcision method used, is contracting tetanus. It is important to ensure that all PrePex clients are protected by adequate vaccination with tetanus toxoid containing vaccine (TTCV)1 prior to placement of the PrePex device.
Unlike the alternatives, PrePex is non-surgical. This means there is no need for injectable anesthesia, cutting of a live tissue, bleeding and sutures. These factors reduce the risk of adverse effects such as bleeding, hematomas and infection. Adverse events are un-common and mostly preventable with proper personal care.