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Use of sex drugs on the increase in Kandahar

Use of sex drugs on the increase in Kandahar

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Feb 24, 2020 - 17:06

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The use of illegal sexual enhancement drugs has increased in southern Kandahar province despite efforts to control it, creating different types of healthinfo-icon issues among the youth, an official said on Monday.

Internet is playing an important role in the selling and buying of these illicit drugs because advertisement of these drugs through social media networks.

Heath officials and physicians say the youth have been using these drugs in huge capacity and thus resulted in different dangerous health issues.

They say the youth who have no major sexual health problems are deceived into using them.

Dr. Mohammad Nabi, a physician in Kandahar City, said without doctor’s prescription, the use of sex medicines was illegal.

He said they daily examined patients suffering from different sexual issues caused by the intake of different sexual enhancement drugs.

“Sex drugs can cause high blood pressure, brain haemorrhage and other dangerous health issues in people,” he said.

Dr. Zabihullah, another physician, said without prescription, the use of sex related drugs caused hearth attacks, brain stroke and other serious problems in humans.

He told Pajhwok that sexual enhancement drugs were only for elderly people after their sexual related problems were diagnosed. “It is not like a chewing gum that anyone can buy and use arbitrary”, he said.

Zabihullah said sexual diseases were developed due to lack of vitamins and minerals in body, not a particular drug. He said another risk of sex drugs was addiction to it.

Sharifullah Habibi, a psychologist in Kandahar, said, “Our societyinfo-icon is traditional and people hesitate from telling doctors their sex related diseases, therefore they secretly and personally purchase these drugs.”

He said internet has made easy access to such drugs as sellers sold them in secret online groups and delivered them to homes of buyers.

Most of these drugs which are imported to the country are fake and cause many dangerous diseases to consumers, he added.

He also stressed the need for awareness about prevention of these drugs and asked organs concerned to stop the business.

A resident of Kandahar, who wished to go unnamed, said he was 28 years old when he developed serious health problems due to use of sexual stimulation drugs.

“A few months back, I purchased these drugs online though I did not need them, but I wanted to test them, I got abnormal heartbeats when I used the tablet and I felt some pressure on my heart,” he said.

He said he then visited a doctor and spent a lot of money for recovering his health. He said he would never have used the drug if he knew its effects.

Kandahar public health officials acknowledge illegal sexual drugs are sold in the market.

Dr. Zabihullah Faizi, the law enforcement audit officer in Kandahar public health, said that most of sex drugs were illegally smuggled into Afghanistaninfo-icon and had very low quality.

He said sale of sexual tablets, sprays and creams in Kandahar drug stores was a serious problem and they were monitoring the situation there.

However, Faizi said the drugs sale was increasing despite their efforts to control it.

He said it was responsibility of organs concerned, including the public health department, to control and stop imports of drugs and create awareness in this regard.

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