Traditional male circumcision remains a dangerous business

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE, HEALTH, INITIATION RITUALS, MALE CIRCUMCISION, TRADITIONAL HEALERS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/March-2010/i-could-make-it
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5391

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Abstract

Male circumcision using traditional methods is a dangerous, even life-threatening, rite of passage. In presumably the first study to test the feasibility of an intervention for safe traditional circumcision among the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape, the authors found weak support for encouraging this practice.