Fears over illicit trade in babies' foreskins

2011-08-08 14:16

Pretoria - A medical advocacy group has warned that the KwaZulu-Natal health department's decision to allow circumcisions at state hospitals will fuel an illicit trade in foreskins, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Monday.

The newspaper reported that Medical Rights Advocacy Network head Dr Uttam Govind had written to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize and Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

He had urged them to stop the planned circumcision programme, which starts in April 2012.

Govind reportedly wrote that there were problems enforcing the Human Tissue Act, which required researchers to obtain a permit from the health ministry before exporting human tissue.

The foreskins were used in the cosmetics industry to remove wrinkles, as artificial skin and for insulin.

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 14:26

    didnt you all realise where "CALAMARI" rings come from???

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 14:33


      MaanDonkie - 2011-08-08 14:51

      Rhino horns....foreskins.....white woman's placentas? Have you noticed who the main users of these commodities are? Makes you think does it not. Darwin may you rest in bliss!!

      Nongoloza - 2011-08-08 14:51


      JohannV - 2011-08-08 14:54

      It's the Japanese! They make wallets out of these, and when you rub a wallet between your fingers, it turns into a briefcase...

      Captainmorgan - 2011-08-08 14:59

      I thought that was were Malema came from

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:26

      CaptainMorgan.... Almost, they just add a bucket of SH!T with it, and TA-DAAAA.... "Malema is in the building"

      50something - 2011-08-08 15:31

      Yik - you've just put me off calamari forever!!

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:35

      What do they call the useless piece of skin on the end of a mans p@*$s?? His body!

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 15:37

      @ O-Kay - where would we be without women? The Garden of Eden... lol

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:40

      @Matt:-), touché! Since Adam's time men have always loved a bit of mischief in a woman!

      SirMark - 2011-08-08 15:45

      tigerman and his idiot friends ???

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 16:12

      @ O-Kay - you have to say though, Adam had the best mother-in-law...

      Sheda Hab - 2011-08-08 17:40

      Are you one of those suckers who believes a foreskin causes AIDS. It is a SCAM to get stem cells for the COSMETIC Industry. They are running out of PLACENTAS and now they are LYING to the public to get more foreskins. AND so once again the AFRICAN is conned. SEX is sooooo much better with a foreskin. Ask my three mates who had them until about 30yrs old and then had them removed.

      So What If.. - 2011-08-10 07:04

      Don't think Ill try those again!

  • jjacgilbert - 2011-08-08 14:28

    Well if there is use for it why throw it away.

      JohannV - 2011-08-08 16:27

      So, is it aqueous cream, powdered Viagra and foreskins? Voila! Instant face-lift!

      ian.teall - 2011-08-08 17:13

      Haven't seen any on e-bay yet.......

  • sipholess - 2011-08-08 14:32

    Only in Africa,....... what a hole.

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 14:34

      Read the article man! They export the foreskins to be used in the manufacture of anti-wrinkle cream. How is this an african thing???

      Enigma - 2011-08-08 14:39

      @Sipholess Why don't you go elsewhere and live our beautiful continent alone!

      shmangle - 2011-08-08 14:41

      Yes, because it's those Africans with their non-stop demand for wrinkle reduction that ruin it for everybody! I could understand your comment if they were sold for muti, but it's the COSMETICS industry that wants the skins.

      MaanDonkie - 2011-08-08 14:57

      Perhaps they can use it as an ingredient in Micatex...then your paint will stretch for another 15 years. Imagine the SABS rating on the paint tin....12 foreskin strong more microns.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:09

      its something to do with stem cells contained within the calamari themselves,

      sipholess - 2011-08-08 15:22

      You'r deluded if you think these foreskins wont end up in the muti trade. It's expected though, desperate people in desperate circumstances about to lose everything dont think logically. The ANC will take your house, not me.

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:27

      @Sipho, WHAT??? Whoa, where did that come from??? We're talking about foreskins dude, what are you smoking?? Go talk sh.. somewhere else! Shoo

      onthefence - 2011-08-08 15:45

      Wrinkle cream....every time I see a cougar rubbing anti wrinkle cream on her face I am going to get the giggles......

      eh eh eh - 2011-08-08 15:47

      Sipholess, obviously had foreskins grafted onto your eyelids because your foresight is terrible.

  • Fedup - 2011-08-08 14:34

    This is sic

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 14:41

      whats sic is my tartar sauce is finished

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 14:45

      lol again @Devils son, stop it your killing me! :-) I'll never eat fores... oops calamari again!

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 14:52

      o-kay kak lol, you will be chomping a surf and turf at spur only to have this moment pop into your head while busy on those chewy little bad boys haha , gets me every time

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:13

      @Devils Son, now you ruined it for me... This is really going to happen and I'll be swearing at you. :-D

      JohannV - 2011-08-08 15:15

      I'd be worried if they start serving "stuffed calamari tubes"...

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:21

      Johann thats the best idea yet

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 15:40

      Er, while joking about Spur - they are "for real" used for anti-wrinkle cream. Just bear this in mind the next time you see a woman putting anti-wrinkle cream on her face... "hey honey, you're covered in mushed-up schmuck" While we're at it - octopus puke that washes up on the beach is used in perfume...

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 16:14

      All this talk of Spur... I thought they used foreskins in Pieman's Pies... especially the steak and kidney ones

  • Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 14:38

    What schmucks

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:13

      I don't think the general population understood this one! :-)

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:28

      HAHAHAHA!!! Speaking of SCHMUCKS,.... last weekend I saw a Store in Dusseldorf called "SCHUMCK", they sell Indian Moccasins!!!!!!!!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 15:30

      When the Jews circumcise a baby boy, the piece of chopped off foreskin is called a schmuck

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 15:41

      Yeah and in Utrecht there's a store called Charra which I gather doesn't sell Charros

  • Slapper - 2011-08-08 14:39

    Another example of the progressive society we live with. Even cavemen did not stoop so low.

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:29

      Cavemen's Foreskins dragged on the floor....

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:29

      They LOST their f/skins thru WEAR N TEAR!!!!

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:40

      @creeky, lol

  • Zinhle - 2011-08-08 14:43

    Yah unbelievable , but you know when they say your skin is soft as a baby bum.maybe we change that to a baby's foreskin.

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 14:45

      lol, the image is too terrible!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-08 15:09

      yep,foreskins have replaced being pricked by a Botox needle...

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:14

      @Currie Mafia, no pun intended by 'pricked'

  • Tony - 2011-08-08 14:46

    You can also use them for handbags, then with a few strokes you can have a suitcase!

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 14:54

      haha or a sleeping bag

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:30

      HAHAHAHAHAAA@ Sleeping bag....

  • patrickb - 2011-08-08 14:49

    Hope they show beFORE and after results.

  • trolololol - 2011-08-08 14:53

    I am looking forward to owning my first pair of baby foreskin slippers.

  • JohannV - 2011-08-08 14:57

    Little Abe Rabinowitz was born without eyelids, but the doctor told his mom: "Don't worry, we'll just do the circumcision now and transplant the skin over his eyes." So the mom asked: "Doctor, won't he be a little cock-eyed?" The doctor replied: "Maybe, but just imagine the foresight he'll have..."

      jowza - 2011-08-08 15:13


      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:30

      ROFLMAO!!!!! (Falls off chair) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

  • Ion James - 2011-08-08 14:58

    that does beg the question: what happens to the foreskin during the traditional ceremonies ?

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:00

      those are freeze dried and shipped to a spur near you

      JohannV - 2011-08-08 15:25

      Deep fried, crumbed or dipped in batter. lmao

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:31

      Surf n Turf... Calamari topped Steak n STRIPS!

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 15:42

      Juju expropriates them

      aryantoo - 2011-08-08 15:45

      Ion James I think there have it with porridge in the morning

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:45

      nationalise foreskins

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-08 16:13

      Nationalise foreskins and make them members of the ANC, they'd do a better job than the current bunch

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 16:23

      which imperialist dog dares thumbs down my call to nationalise the foreskin??

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-08 14:58

    That's my appetite gone

  • Koos - 2011-08-08 15:00


  • jakkals - 2011-08-08 15:00

    this article cuts to the point, doesn't it?

  • Colline - 2011-08-08 15:02


  • DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:04

    just dont order the cheese sauce haha puke, sorry guys i could not stop my idle hand

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:15

      That's just too dreadful!

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-08 15:06

    my god,what kind of country do we live in.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-08 15:16

      at least we're not eating placentas, that's tom cruise's job

      jowza - 2011-08-08 15:17

      circumcisions happen all over the world. a word of advise vanwyk.keep your jocks on

  • Tony - 2011-08-08 15:22

    Apparently the investigating officer had a tip-off, but he'll be out of hospital soon!

      O-Kay - 2011-08-08 15:28

      lmao, these one liners have made my afternoon!

      jowza - 2011-08-08 15:29


      Creeky - 2011-08-08 15:32

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! CLASSIC!!!! Have to admit, one of the best HUMOUR days in yonks!

      Lorries - 2011-08-08 15:43

      You guys made my day!

  • 50something - 2011-08-08 15:32

    We are sinking deeper into darkest Africa

  • aryantoo - 2011-08-08 15:37

    I want to buy it all to make biltong

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-08-08 15:42

    Dr Uttam Govind has the right idea! Now to stop it nationwide, in Swaziland, and everywhere else where this barbaric and medically unethical practice is performed.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-08 15:50

      bu...but..but what about starving children

  • ryn - 2011-08-08 15:43

    is this a joke? this cant be real! this world is on it head.

  • Johnny - 2011-08-08 15:46


  • Deeteem - 2011-08-08 15:58

    What a sick society we live in !!!

  • mabeeden - 2011-08-08 16:08

    OM goodness! Not in my face cream thank you!!!!

  • Pernosco - 2011-08-08 16:26

    It is time ALL forms of genital mutilation was stopped! Just damn superstious nonsense!

  • nevilleo - 2011-08-08 17:38

    They use them to put on there eye lids so they have forsight

  • Malcolm - 2011-08-08 20:23

    Did you hear bout the blind circumciser.. He got the sack

  • Malcolm - 2011-08-08 20:25

    I used to be a circumciser..the pay was crap but made up for it with the tips

  • Cre8tivedave - 2011-08-08 20:30

    They take them and grow them into little Malema's

  • DrP - 2011-08-08 22:35

    Wat's jou aas?

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