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11 August 2014

Call for ban on unsterile circumcisions

Cape Argus

Cape Town – A group of scientists and public health experts have called for unsterile traditional male circumcision practices, often the cause of death in young initiates, to be banned.

In an open letter published in the South African Medical Journal this month – penned by Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) chief executive Professor Olive Shisana with fellow scientists from the council, the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute – they wrote: “The time has come to show leadership in dealing with this major public health issue, which is a cause of great concern and embarrassment to all our citizens.

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Cape Argus

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