‘Penile Fracture’ on the Rise in Jamaica
Hype Life Magazine has gathered that public hospitals are reporting that penile fracture due to aggressive sexual intercourse is becoming dominant in Jamaica.
The University Hospital of the West Indies and the Kingston Public Hospital reportedly see at least one person with penile fracture each month, a few of which are repeat patients.
Dr Dean Wong, one of six residents in training at the Jamaica Urological Society (JUS) symposium at the Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. He was presenting on the delayed approach to managing penile fractures at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Dr Wong told media reporters that though the actual incidence of penile fracture is generally unknown, he believes for such a small population it is high.
“Aggressive sexual intercourse is the main cause of penile fractures, which is trauma to the tunica albuginea of the erect penis. However, other people report fractures during masturbation, rolling over in the morning and onto an erection, the penis is physically broken,” according to Dr Wong.
Admitting that attempts have been made to figure out associated factors to advise patients on preventing or minimizing penile fractures, whether through sexual positions, taking control of the woman by holding her pelvis during the act, or even using substances like alcohol during sexual intercourse, Dr Wong stated it is difficult to state definitively how it can be avoided.
Dr Wong said further study will be done in comparing the two methods directly to broaden the options for treatment offered as well as to explore the potential benefits.