Men with sickle cell disease: Reproductive health and sickle cell Part 7 | oneSCDvoice
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Men with sickle cell disease: Reproductive health and sickle cell Part 7


Most males with sickle cell disease have delayed growth which affects their self-esteem.”YOU CANNOT SIT ON THE TABLE OF MEN WHEN YOU ARE STILL A CHILD” that’s the statement they always hear from their peers. At this time age does not matter. It’s the characteristics you have that matter. Delay affects every aspect that concerns the sexual development including: enlargement of the scrotum, and testes, lengthening of the penis, enlargement of seminal vesicles and prostate gland, growth of pubic hair, growth of hair on face and in the underarms. Sickle cell does not only bring the physical pain but also the psychological pain.