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Br J Urol. 1990 Sep;66(3):318-21.

Ritual circumcision (Umkhwetha) amongst the Xhosa of the Ciskei.

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Department of Urology, Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Mdantsane, Ciskei, South Africa.

Abstract

The Umkhwetha is an ancient custom of ritual circumcision still practised by the Xhosa people of Southern Africa. In 45 consecutive youths who required hospital admission the mortality rate was 9%. The complication seen over the years are reviewed and their management discussed.

PMID:
2207550
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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