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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80--85

An autopsy of palliative health hazards associated with the contemporary traditional male circumcision rite: The case of 2016 Alice study


Department of Social Work and Social Development, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa

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Mr. Aphiwe Mpateni
Department of Social Work and Social Development, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, KWT Road, 5700, Alice
South Africa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_177_19

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Aim: This article examined the health hazards associated with the contemporary traditional circumcision rite in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Methods: The study from which this article was extracted was explorative, descriptive, and employed a qualitative method. The study took use of one-on-one interviews, with the use of interview guide as an instrument to ease focus group discussions and interviews. Data were then analyzed thematically. Results: The findings brought the following factors; hospitalization of initiates; contraction of diseases; amputation of manhood organs; and maltreatment leading to health hazards. Conclusions: This article then recommended that, government, cultural custodians, and parents are requested to work hand in hand to curb all these health hazards associated with the contemporary rite.






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