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Kenya: The Benefits of Circumcision Are Exaggerated, We Should End It

2016-02-19T12:30:07+00:00

opinion By Waga Odongo Many years ago when I was seven or eight, I happened to be using the urinal at the same time as my friend Samuel. A cursory glance his way revealed that we had differences in the trouser department that I hadn't expected. Small boys aren't all the same, as it turns [...]

Kenya: The Benefits of Circumcision Are Exaggerated, We Should End It 2016-02-19T12:30:07+00:00

I was circumcised at eight days – I have regretted it as long as I can remember

2016-02-10T12:09:47+00:00

This story was originally posted by PrinceBishopofFulham On the Guardian Website on 29 Aug 2012 15:01 Born into a christian family, I was circumcised at eight days, and my mother as an anglican was 'churched'. I have regretted it as long as I can remember, and feel deeply about it. I have read all nine [...]

I was circumcised at eight days – I have regretted it as long as I can remember 2016-02-10T12:09:47+00:00

As a child I was very confused. At first thought every boys penis

2015-07-16T13:09:32+00:00

As a child I was very confused. At first thought every boys penis was like mine but when i was aged 7 a friend showed me his with a foreskin.I was bewildered and I came to the conclusion that there were different sorts of penises but I did not know why. When I was aged [...]

As a child I was very confused. At first thought every boys penis 2015-07-16T13:09:32+00:00

I was circumcised shortly after birth

2015-06-27T22:07:02+00:00

I was circumcised shortly after birth. My mother who was unmarried couldnt afford to keep me so i was adopted and now have no way of finding out why i was done. The likely explanation was that it fasionable in the 1930s i remember being troubled by a pricking sore pain at the tip of [...]

I was circumcised shortly after birth 2015-06-27T22:07:02+00:00

I first found out that I was circumcised

2015-06-25T22:24:55+00:00

I first found out that I was circumcised when I was in my early teens. I had noticed that I was different from my friends but assumed that I had been born deformed. One day a friend was talking about circumcision and I asked him what he meant. He told me that I was circumcised. [...]

I first found out that I was circumcised 2015-06-25T22:24:55+00:00

I…was taken to the GP by my father

2015-06-20T12:19:48+00:00

I had an episode of urinary retention when I was eight years old and was taken to the GP by my father. The doctor examined me and attempted to retract my normal, non retractable, foreskin. There was no cracking, no scarring and no pus. The GP prescribed a sickly antibiotic syrup and I was better [...]

I…was taken to the GP by my father 2015-06-20T12:19:48+00:00

About NORM-UK

2010-12-09T00:00:00+00:00

I am a doctor and I was myself circumcised when I was a baby, and I never found out why. In 1967, as a house surgeon, I found myself in an operating theatre, performing a circumcision on a small, anaesthetised boy whose foreskin was too tight to retract. This was the first time I really [...]

About NORM-UK 2010-12-09T00:00:00+00:00