Monday, 29 August 2011

Circumcising children as a way to stay rooted in their heritage

Some parents see circumcising their sons as a way to stay rooted in their heritage. Sarfraz Manzoor meets some of them at a circumcision clinic. 
It was more than 30 years ago, but Chetin Mercan still winces when he recalls the day he was circumcised. "It was the summer holidays and I was eight years old," he tells me. "A couple of my uncles held me down and I remember screaming and shouting as the doctor tried to do the operation." He shakes his head. "It was horrible."...

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