Another Year’s MGM Initiations in Africa

“The recent problems — deaths, amputations, injuries, gangsters — occurring in male initiation schools have resulted in negative perceptions of the practice; perceptions which find expression in criticism directed at the initiation schools, especially that they represent an outdated cultural practice,” said the commission’s chairperson, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

Genital mutilation is done in South Africa and boys die every year …

Survivors of botched circumcisions live in secrecy




African man beaten up for preventing his daughter from receiving FGM …

Attitudes, even in cultures where genital mutilation is the norm, are changing. This person paid a heavy price. Brave husband and wife for standing up to cultural pressure for their daughter …

“… Olalowo Hammed Olalekan and his wife, Modinat, were harassed after being pressured repeatedly by family members and members of their community to bring their daughter for circumcision as was usual with traditional requirements.

According to New Telegraph, the couple have reportedly fled the shores of Nigeria for the safety of their children. …”

Is Female Genital Mutilation A Mandatory Practice In Yoruba Land?


Italy, May 2016: Baby dies after home circumcision

It is depressing that this is happening …

Doctor says 30-50% of Muslim circumcisions in Italy unauthorised

 (foto: ANSA)

“Turin, May 30 – A one-month-old Ghanaian baby died in hospital on Monday, where he was brought by emergency services after suffering cardiac arrest following a home circumcision.
The emergency call came from a building known as “Spazio Neruda” where hundreds of homeless or evicted families are squatting and where the boy’s parents had brought him on Sunday evening and spent the night.
“They circumcised their son yesterday, then they wrapped him with gauze and gave him paracetamol,” said a Spazio Neruda resident.
Mustafa Qaddurah, a pediatrician and councillor with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Rome, said Italy’s national health system doesn’t cover circumcisions performed for cultural, non-medical reasons.
“That means you either go to a clinic, where it’s expensive, or to these charlatans,” Qaddurah said.
He said an unauthorised circumcision costs about 30-50 euros.
“According to our estimates, 30-40% of Muslims (living in Italy) prefer to have it done in their country of origin, but another 30-50% go to unauthorised personnel, who work in unsuitable places, with the result of killing babies or causing serious deformities, that we then see in our offices,” he said.
He said there were other similar deaths recently in Treviso and Puglia.”

Original article: Baby dies after home circumcision


Malawi May 2016: Circumcision gone wrong…boy loses penis in Chikhwawa

Penis accidentally severed during pointless circumcision, 9 years old. Cutting not his culture. Bribery and coercion. Part of the HIV MGM hoax where African men have been persuaded to be cut to help prevent HIV on the flimsiest of evidence for efficacy – but they still have to use condoms! Is this worth it?

“… The child was taken along with other unidentified minors after they had been coaxed by some sweets, juices and biscuits before being given Lifebuoy Soap as an antibacterial cleansing substance for the wounds. The father, Mr Sande, complained that the people involved, forcefully circumcised his son against values and customs of the Sena culture.”

2016 Zimbabwe: Circumcision goes terribly wrong. . . as boy dies during procedure.

Needless death from MGM…

Circumcision goes terribly wrong. . . as boy dies during procedure

Circumcision goes terribly wrong. . . as boy dies during procedure

Samuel Kadungure Senior Reporter
A 14-YEAR-OLD boy, Ashley Matsvaire, died while undergoing voluntary medical male circumcision at Triangle Hospital in Chiredzi, on Tuesday, The Manica Post can reveal.

The incident left the boy’s parents seething with anger and alleging negligence on part of the hospital staff.

Mr Daniel Matsvaire, the boy’s father, said they had since requested an independent pathologist to ascertain the actual cause of his death.

The Matsvaires have since met the medical team whose explanation for Ashley’s death was internal secretion which resulted in water being leaked into his lungs.

His mother, Mrs Tendai Jamela, said her son was in a jovial mood when she escorted him to the hospital for circumcision around 6am.

“There is an element of negligence on the part of the team involved because when he returned from the theatre, he was lifeless. I was called in to look at him, but his body was very cold. I asked Dr Ziki why he was lifeless, but he told me that he had injected him with another injection to stop the pain. I insisted again after some time as he remained in that state of unconsciousness and again the doctor told me not to worry,” said Mrs Jamela.

She said the boy was given an epileptic tablet and water as they prepared him for surgery.

“Ashley was epileptic and they gave him some medication as they prepared him for theatre. They went on to inject him to cause him to sleep while they perform the process, but he never regained consciousness,” said Mrs Jamela, who said she never left the hospital premises and became suspicious when the process dragged for nearly two hours.

Mr Daniel Matsvaire, the boy’s father, said he met the hospital authorities late Wednesday afternoon where he was advised by one Dr Ziki that they had opted to inject the child due to his epileptic condition.

“The doctor said the circumcision surgery was successful and at some point the boy showed signs of life, but became unconscious again. Their explanation was that he developed an internal secretion and released water into the lungs and died.

We are requesting a second specialist opinion from an independent pathologist because their explanation does not add up. The news of his death came as a shock to us. Neither I nor his mother can believe it,” said Mr Matsvaire

Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Charity Mazula, said she had not received the report at the time of going to Press on Wednesday.

“I have not received such a report and have tasked someone in Chiredzi to investigate the matter,” she said.

The acting Provincial Medical Director (PMD) for Masvingo, Dr Amadeus Shamu, could neither confirm nor the incident.

“We are still trying to establish what really happened due to communication breakdown from Triangle Hospital. So far what we can confirm is that someone died under circumstances that have forced the bereaved family to request for a post mortem.

“There is an incident at Triangle Hospital in which an autopsy has been requested at Chiredzi District Hospital, but I am not really sure whether it was during circumcision or not.

“But if the parents are making such claims, then it could be true, and I have tasked the DMO for Chiredzi to investigate the matter,” said Dr Shamu.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care national advocacy and communications officer Mr Brian Nachipo said they would issue a full statement once investigations are complete.

“We have tasked the PMD to establish what really transpired and it is on the basis of the findings that the ministry will issue out a statement,” said Mr Nachipo.

Male circumcision is surgical removal of the foreskin — the retractable fold of tissue that covers the head of the male organ and is taunted an effective biomedical intervention that has been proven to reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by up to 60 percent.

The surgery is performed by trained health professionals on infants, adolescents and adults.


Girls in Guinea cut at earlier age as female support for FGM rises

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on Monday.

Click for full article: Girls in Guinea cut at earlier age as female support for FGM rises

Muslim Cleric on: Is female circumcision permissible?

Telling answers about how HGM (Human Genital Mutilation) is a part of Islam for many devotees …

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