A young boy has put himself in a really perilous state after trying to circumcise himself using a machete.
The boy spent two days in this hospital
A 16-year-old boy was rushed to hospital in absolute agony recently after trying to circumcise himself with a machete. He reportedly tried to circumcise himself after many of his taunting pals said he would never get a girlfriend.
The young Zimbabwean schoolboy botched the job and was left covered in blood after taking the giant blade to his manhood.
The tragic young boy was convinced it was his only way to find true love.
Doctors at St Lukes Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, rushed him in by ambulance for urgent treatment, then stitched up his penis and bandaged the painful wound.
He is now recovering at home after two days in hospital.
Provincial medical director Nyasha Masuka said: ”It seems the other boys were laughing at him for not being circumcised so he used a machete to circumcise himself and injured himself in the process.
“Circumcisions are done free so he did not have to go through this.”
Zimbabwe is currently running a nationwide voluntary circumcision programme for men which is touted as a way of reducing HIV transmission and the incidence of cervical cancer in women.
Those who choose to be circumcised don’t have to pay.
A fellow doctor said: “Other patients were astonished by his bravery and wondering how he managed to do it. He had wounded the foreskin with a clinically inappropriate tool so we finished the job.
“There was a lot of blood but he remained in good spirits despite the pain.
“His school friends told him he would never get a girlfriend with a foreskin so he tried to cut if off.
“He has been told not to listen to them and not to be so stupid in future.”
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