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According to reports out of Uganda today, a woman has decided to end her marriage, stating that her husband gave into the pressure to be circumcised. He says that it was forced upon him.
After evading circumcision his entire life (with pressure from outsiders starting as a teenager), Wanangwe traveled to his home village in Mbale for his uncle's wedding last week when he was arrested and circumcised against his will.
When she heard what had happened to her husband, Sarah gave him one week to heal. Sarah did not give Wanangwe any help, saying that he went against their marital agreements by getting circumcised.
After one week, Sarah desired to be sexually intimate with Wanangwe, who had not yet healed from the genital cutting inflicted upon him. When he resisted, she packed up her belongings and left, stating that Wanangwe should marry those who circumcised him.
Male Circumcision and Women's Health