Circumcision

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by ‘mistake’

A nine-year-old pupil in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg was circumcised by “mistake” by a family health programme at his school. The family has reported the matter to the police. The Grade 3 pupil from Panorama Primary underwent a medical circumcision without his mother’s consent and it was not in accordance with Xhosa[…]

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Health department to host conference on circumcision

The Department of Health, CareWorks, civil society organizations and medical experts will Tuesday gather to discuss the overarching benefits of male medical circumcisions (MMC) in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The department aims to circumcise 4.3 million South African men by 2016 and says the implementation of MMC could[…]

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