Nurse Emma worked in a circumcision clinic. What she saw has stayed with her for 25 years.
Warning: this post contains graphic details that may be upsetting to some readers.
While parents can often be divided on the topic of circumcision, one side we don’t often hear is that of the medical staff who perform them.
Registered nurse Emma* worked in a public circumcision clinic for three months in the early 1990s, assisting midwives and doctors as they carried out the procedure on dozens of babies.
“The parents would arrive at the clinic nervously cradling their tiny babies,” Emma tells Mamamia.
“They had signed consent forms and applied some EMLA numbing cream to their child’s penis. They had to hand their precious son over to me and I would carry them into theatre.”
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