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Initiation Bill trips over Contralesa
Initiation Bill trips over Contralesa
The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) has denounced Parliament’s committee holding public hearings on the Customary...
Happiness is restored manhood
Happiness is restored manhood
Eight years of “a lot, a lot of pains” behind him, Nelson Gentsana is happy. “I can pee like any other man now,” the 23-year-old said....
Justice failed, says initiates’ father
Justice failed, says initiates’ father
As many Xhosa parents do, Nelisile Nongqa sent his sons to initiation school in the belief that “every Xhosa boy should go through this ritual”...
Hope for victims of botched circumcisions
Hope for victims of botched circumcisions
It was a cruel twist of fate when Vuyo Skosana left his home in the Eastern Cape town of Lusikisiki in the hope of entering adulthood, only to...
Wonder where SA's medically circumcised men are? Now there's a map for that
Wonder where SA's medically circumcised men are? Now there's a map for that
New technology is letting South Africa see its men in a new light – and could help keep them and their partners HIV negative.
Do medically circumcised men take more risks in the bedroom?
Do medically circumcised men take more risks in the bedroom?
Medically circumcised men are no more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour than their uncircumcised peers, according to new 
​Slice of Life: ‘I was afraid but ah, me, I’m now a man’
​Slice of Life: ‘I was afraid but ah, me, I’m now a man’
I really didn’t want to go to initiation school because I was scared. I heard that some people didn’t make it because the people running some of...
Chiefs: 'No initiate will die this season'
Chiefs: 'No initiate will die this season'
The National House of Traditional Leaders is adamant that a new government policy will result in "no initiate dying this season [May - July]". The policy was approved by Cabinet in April.  ...
[Slideshow]Embracing the safer cut
[Slideshow]Embracing the safer cut
A medical male circumcision programme is working with chiefs in Zimbabwe to make traditional circumcision safer.
A dangerous 'mustard seed'?
A dangerous 'mustard seed'?
This article is not an attempt to create controversy or challenge medical research. Rather, its objective is to promote dialogue about the marketing...
Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances
Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances
Transformative change is afoot among men and boys throughout Southern and East Africa. Millions have bravely stepped up to protect themselves and...
PrePex could cut down on botched circumcision deaths
PrePex could cut down on botched circumcision deaths
Government is looking to fast track the introduction of a non-surgical medical male circumcision device, PrePex, that officials believe will...

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