Penis enlargement goes viral in Papua New Guinea
By Guardian Exclusive
18 April 2019 | 1:29 pm
Hospitals in Papua New Guinea are currently treating more men with penile disfigurement and dysfunction gotten from injection procedures gone wrong. Doctors say some of the men, usually aged 18 to 40, inject foreign substances to enlarge their phallus.
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