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Penis transplants? How about we stop botched circumcisions

We celebrate the first penis transplant but if we ignore the botched initiations behind it we’re just in one big dick contest, says Verashni Pillay.

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Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.

PrePex could cut down on botched circumcision deaths

A non-surgical circumcision tool could provide a way for initiation schools to eliminate initiate deaths from traditional circumcision complications.

Quick expansion of medical circumcision brings challenges – study

Researchers say the increase in male medical circumcision services should go hand in hand with a plan to maintain quality, according to a study.

Play gives initiates who lost their manhood a voice

A Johannesburg director has taken up the continuing tragedy of botched circumcisions.

Initiation school owner guilty of teen deaths

The owner of an initiation school has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the death of an initiate.

Thirty circumcision deaths so far in Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape government has called an emergency meeting after 30 initiates were killed in the summer initiation season so far.

Blood disorder a potential link to circumcision deaths

The hereditary bleeding disorder haemophilia could be a reason for deaths in some circumcision rituals and early detection could lessen fatalities.

Circumcision: A sharp twist of the knife and all is lost

More people continue to be killed and mutilated in initiation schools in South Africa each year than died in the Sharpeville massacre.

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