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Growing number of Ugandan men opting out of circumcision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There has been a drop in the number of men opting for safe male circumcision- SMC over the past three years. Information from Uganda AIDS Commission shows that 703,997 men were circumcised in the last 2018/2019 financial year compared to 747,244 in 2017/2018. In …

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Speaker summons Gender Minister over ‘Im­balu ban’

Kampala, Uganda | PWATCH UG| The Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Re­becca Kadaga has di­rected State Min­is­ter for Gen­der, Labour and So­cial De­vel­op­ment Peace Mu­tuzo to make a state­ment be­fore the House on a pro­posal to ban  the tra­di­tional Bugisu cir­cum­ci­sion cer­e­mony called Im­balu. Mu­tu­uzo, while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists at the Uganda Me­dia Cen­ter last …

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VIDEO: Imbalu festivities embrace modernity

NBS: The change in the health and social economic dynamics has forced cultural leaders in Bugisu to make some drastic adjustments in the conduct of their cultural practice of Imbalu (circumcision) for sustainability. Elders are now proposing the incorporation of health and social – economic development aspects in the cultural …

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New look at circumcision

Circumcision figures per year 2010   – 9,052 2011   – 57,132 2012   – 368,490 2013   – 801,678 2014 – 878,109 2015 – 556, 673 On the day he was circumcised, Sylvester Kule was scared and nervous. He is Mukonzo, a traditionally circumcising tribe, indigenous to the volatile Mt. Rwenzori region of …

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