Teenager Circumcised Self With Machete


A teenager used a machete to circumcise himself after giving in to peer pressure.


The boy performed the gruesome self-surgery after his friends mocked him and said he wouldn’t be able to attract girls because he wasn’t circumcised.


The teen was rushed to a local hospital after he cut himself with the large blade and spent two days receiving treatment.


Dr Nyasha Masuka, medical director of Matabeleland North Province, confirmed the boy tried to cut off the foreskin of his penis after he was mocked by his friends.


Doctors who treated his wounds at St Lukes Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Lupane District said he doesn’t understand why the teen tried to circumcise himself because he could have been visited by a voluntary circumcision team at home.




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