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In Marikina auf den Philippinen findet eine Massenbeschneidung statt. Die Stadt möchte damit einen Rekord schlagen und ins Buch der Rekorde kommen.
Source:* Associated Press*
MANILA, Philippines (AP) —
Hundreds of boys in a Philippine city turned out Saturday for a daylong "circumcision party" to provide a safe, free procedure for a rite of passage that most local males undergo as preteens.
Some boys cried in their mothers' arms while others bit their shirts to stifle sobs as doctors carried out the surgery on dozens of makeshift operating tables inside a sports stadium in Marikina city east of Manila. Outside, other boys lined up to await their turn.
"I'm a big boy now," one boy who had just finished the surgery bragged.
Officials said the event — touted in a press statement as a "circumcision party" — aims to promote safe circumcision and to offer to poor residents free surgery that would otherwise cost at least $40 in private hospitals.
As of mid-afternoon, nearly 1,500 boys aged 9 years and up had been circumcised while many were still waiting in line, city health officer Dr. Alberto Herrera said.
In the Philippines, preadolescent and adolescent boys traditionally are circumcised during summer school break from March to May. In rural areas, the surgery is sometimes performed by non-doctors using crude methods.
The city also hopes to establish a world record for the number of people attending a mass circumcision.
"We applied for the Guinness Book of World Records and we are recording everything so we can send all the data to them and hopefully it will be recognized," Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz said.
Marikina, the country's shoemaking capital, was recognized by Guinness in 2002 for creating what was then the world's biggest pair of shoes.
Hundreds of preteen boys gathered for a mass 'circumcision party' in a Philippine city on Saturday, in an attempt to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Circumcision, the removal of some or the entire foreskin from the penis, is a rite of passage most males undergo as preteens in the Philippines.
Credited with reduction in HIV transmission and low rates of sexually transmitted disease, young Filippino boys traditionally go under the procedure during their school summer break from March to May.
Mass circumcision event
According to online media reports, more than 1000 pre-pubescent and adolescent Filipino boys gathered at a sports stadium in suburban Marikina City for a mass 'circumcision party.'
The boys got circumcised Saturday, May 7, 2011, during an event, touted in local press as a 'circumcision party,' in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines.
The poor residents were offered free surgery that would otherwise cost at least $40 in private hospitals, during the event, which was aimed to promote safe circumcision.
"I'm a big boy now," the Associated Press quoted one boy who had just finished the surgery as bragging.
Eyening world mass 'circumcision' record
Citing city health officer Dr. Alberto Herrera, the AP reports that as of mid-afternoon close to 1,500 boys aged 9 years and plus had been circumcised while many were still waiting in line.
The city officials said that the event, providing the free circumcision surgery, was held to establish a world record for the number of people attending a mass circumcision.
“We applied for the Guinness Book of World Records and we are recording everything so we can send all the data to them and hopefully it will be recognized,” the AP reported the vice mayor, Jose Fabian Cadiz, as saying.
Marikina, the country's shoemaking capital, already holds the Guinness mark for the biggest pair of shoes that was created on October 28, 2002.
The 5.5 meters long, 2.25 meters wide and 1.83 meters high each boot was then the world's biggest pair of shoes.
Circumcision is the term used for surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis or prepuce. The word “circumcision” comes from the Latin word circum meaning "around" and caedere meaning "to cut" and medically means removal of the foreskin from the penis. There is a common belief that circumcised men are less likely to suffer from penile cancer, inflammation of the penis, or have many sexually transmitted diseases.
Although there are existing scientific evidences that show the medical benefits of circumcision, but the experts think that the benefits are not strong enough to recommended circumcision as a routine practice.
Circumcision is already associated with reduced risk of developing a number of health problems like urinary tract infection (UTI), HIV and two other sexually transmitted infections- herpes and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). AN earlier research has also shown that male circumcision can improve sex for women.
Statement from Guinness World Records:
"It has been bought to our attention that a circumcision event in the Philippines last Saturday has supposedly been approved by Guinness World Records.
Guinness World Records would like to clarify that it does not, under any circumstances, monitor, endorse or recognise this kind of 'record attempt'. The organisers of the event have no approval from Guinness World Records to use its trademarks in connection with this event and any claim to officially recognise this event will be rejected."
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