Male Sexuality and Pathologies in the Traditional Medicine of Akan (Ghana). A Discussion about Kooko.

Pino Schirripa


The paper discusses a pathology, known in Ghana with the name of kooko. According to Akan medicine, the disease is a symptom of a social and cosmic disorder, the consequence of a divine punishment. Kooko is a red protuberance, index of a very serious disease, appearing all over the body, in the brain, ears, uterus, anus or penis. In the last case, kooko causes increasing sexual weakness.


Key words: Male sexuality - Andrological pathologies - Traditional African Medicine

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