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September 29, 2014 10:54 am

South Africa Holds Back Israeli Circumcision Device Amid Pressure From Anti-Israel Union

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Instruments used for a Jewish circumcision. Photo: Wiki Commons.

BDlive – The Department of Health has put on hold its plan to introduce an Israeli-made circumcision device in the face of pressure from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and its affiliates.

More than a year after introducing PrePex, during the sixth South African AIDS Conference in Durban, the department was no closer to taking a decision on whether to use it, said spokesman Joe Maila, on Sunday.

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