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Music has been central to the ritualized sexuality of fertility, circumcision, puberty and wedding ceremonies cross-culturally and from time immemorial.
Surgeons at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town transplanted a donor's organ onto a twenty-one-year-old who'd lost his penis three years earlier after a botched circumcision resulted in gangrene.
And while some people fear circumcision reduces sensitivity, one recent — but small — study found that's not true.
Neonatal herpes is also at the root of the recent controversy surrounding ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcisions in the New York area.
The practice, also known as female circumcision or cutting, is a federal crime punishable by five years in prison.
In recent weeks, a group called the Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom has launched campaigns on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, seeking to preserve female circumcision in India, calling it a religious rite of passage.
The initiation has not been without its criticisms, due to complications and malpractice surrounding the circumcision process.
Dariwala is exasperated, arguing the Koran nowhere mentions female circumcision as a mandatory practice.
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