In Philippines: 300 School Boys Undergo Horrific Mass Circumcision

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At least 300 pre-teen boys were forced to undergo circumcision at a mass event in a school in Marikina City, which is situated east of the capital Manila, Philippines.

Newly circumcised boys wait in line to receive free medicine during a circumcision surgery event. (Photo: AP)
Newly circumcised boys wait in line to receive free medicine during a circumcision surgery event. (Photo: AP)

DailyMail gathered that the boys aged nine and upwards are circumcised as part of a traditional rite of passage in to adulthood.

Often the circumcision or ‘tuli’ as it is known in the Philippines takes place in free mass events to promote safe practice. The ritual is an age-old custom, wherein the foreskin of the penis is cut off for non-medical reasons.

As part of the ritual, the boys are encouraged to wear loose skirts to facilitate circumcision and the swelling that follows the ritual.

A boy tries to control himself as doctors’ work on him during a free circumcision surgery. (Photo: AP)
A boy tries to control himself as doctors’ work on him during a free circumcision surgery. (Photo: AP)

The World Health Organisation (WHO), said about 30 to 33 percent of men aged 15 or over are circumcised worldwide but the figure is much higher in Philippines at 93% where the majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Although painful and illegal, circumcision in many parts of the country is mandatory for young boys as those who do not undergo the ritual are often teased by peers.

The pictures taken below prove it is a very painful experience (photo credit: EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG).mass circumcision mass circumcision mass circumcision mass circumcision

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  1. Worse yet is the type of circumcision. If the traditional one, the foreskin is slit along the top and left to hang from the penis, bunching up when erect and engaged in sexual intercourse, creating significant pain for both partners.

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