One-month-old baby has his penis amputated after botched circumcision

2019-07-16 12:44

The father agreed to let a nurse do the procedure because she claimed to be a doctor.

Limpopo parents losing faith in initiation schools, opting for medical circumcisions over concerns of hygiene, safety – and cost

2019-06-27 11:15

An important rite of passage in many South African cultures, parents weigh in about circumcision performed at initiation school versus professional medical procedure.

How does circumcision really affect your sex life? Here are the facts

2018-10-19 21:08

A growing number of guys are speaking out against what they see as a cruel and barbaric practice. But how much does it actually affect your sex life?

This is why all men should seriously consider getting circumcised

2017-10-12 07:34

Unique cells found in the foreskin of the penis can actually attract the cells that produce HIV and STIs.

To snip or not to snip? Our readers respond to the circumcision debate

2017-08-25 14:33

Our readers shared their thoughts, opinions and experiences – no holds barred – on whether it's wisest to snip or not.

To snip or not to snip: circumcision and mother's guilt

2017-08-22 10:23

When a mom needs to make decisions about things she knows nothing about.

SA parents ‘happy’ to circumcise babies to prevent HIV

2017-06-15 12:34

The idea that babies be circumcised to help fight the HIV/Aids epidemic appears to be acceptable to a great many South African parents.

OUCH! Boy, 16, tries to circumcise himself with a machete

2017-01-14 09:30

A 16-year-old boy tried to circumcise himself with a machete after his friends teased him that he'd never get a girlfriend, report says.

Initiation Season: Help us save our young men’s lives

2016-11-27 14:54

Minister Des van Rooyen sends a message to those who are thinking of cashing in on the lives of our children through unlawful initiation schools: they will not get away with it.

'Our kids will never be the same' - parents on circumcision fiasco

2016-09-08 10:16

Nearly a year after the horror circumcisions at the Noordgesig Primary School in Soweto, parents have said their children will never be the same again.


"Senseless tradition": Parent’s share their thoughts on hospital circumcision vs traditional initiation

2019-07-05 14:04

It's seen as an entry into manhood for many South Africans, but circumcision has recently made headlines with the scary number of teens dying during initiation.

Circumcision does not replace condoms

2018-12-16 22:30

Male circumcision is only effective when it’s combined with other safe sex practices.


2018-08-07 12:15

CIRCUMCISION is a topic we must take seriously.

Going from a boy to a man

2017-08-30 09:12

A young man tells how he was kidnapped and forced to go to an initiation school

Kagiso Modupe after the chop

2017-08-24 09:10

Actor tells us about life after circumcision

Bacteria in uncircumcised men increase HIV risk

2017-07-31 09:47

Anaerobic bacteria thrive under the foreskins of uncircumcised men, which makes them more susceptible to HIV infection.

The Man Up campaign: promoting voluntary medical male circumcision

2017-06-08 15:20

South African celebs promote the Man Up campaign to raise awareness around male circumcision for National Men’s Health Month.

Male circumcision in Uganda will only improve if local beliefs are considered

2016-12-05 11:13

Medical circumcision in settings where there are high rates of HIV will only be successful if these interventions take into account local beliefs about circumcision.

Illegal and unrepentant

2016-11-27 08:06

Despite doing jail time for causing harm to countless initiates, ‘MaChicken’ still circumcises boys as young as 10.

Is circumcision necessary or harmful?

2016-09-01 10:12

If you've had a baby boy you've probably been asked about circumcision. Is the procedure necessary or harmful? Here's what the law says.

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