Latest articles on Circumcision

Happiness is restored manhood

To understand the miracle of correcting a botched circumcision, just speak to one of the survivors

Justice failed, says initiates’ father

Two traditional nurses found guilty of mutilating a man’s two sons were given an ‘insulting’ sentence

Hope for victims of botched circumcisions

Young men who have lost their penises during initiation may be in line for free reconstruction

Wonder where SA’s medically circumcised men are? Now there’s a map for that

When new technology and an old tradition meet, they could help avert more than a million new HIV infections.

Do medically circumcised men take more risks in the bedroom?

New research may have finally answered an old question.

​Slice of Life: ‘I was afraid but ah, me, I’m now a man’

'Circumcision school can be a dangerous place but after I went everyone was happy, I joined the elders’ discussions and felt I could face anything.'

Chiefs: ‘No initiate will die this season’

Traditional leaders believe new government rules will prevent young men from dying this winter.

A dangerous ‘mustard seed’?

Some men might be led to believe that the snip can entirely stop HIV infection.

Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances

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.

Bhekisisa on the cutting edge in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga-based journalists discovered a new circumcision device, called PrePex, at a Bhekisisa media training event on Monday.

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.

Man severely beaten for speaking out about his penis amputation

Three people have been arrested after a Pondoland initiate who lost his penis and spoke out about it in public was beaten for "shaming the custom".

Play gives initiates who lost their manhood a voice

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

Short film explores Xhosa initiation, homosexuality

John Trengove's movie "IBhokwe: The Goat" is touted as the first film to explore homosexuality within the context of traditional Xhosa initiation.

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