Limpopo parents opt for VMMC

Many parents in South Africa's Limpopo Province have lost faith in the traditional way of circumcising boys and are turning to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Health-e News reports. Several parents who had taken their sons for VMMC cited concerns about the safety, hygiene, and cost of the traditional rite of passage. A general practitioner from a health centre in the village of Mokgoloboto is quoted as saying that 150 boys have been circumcised at the facility (Health e-News, 27 June 2019).