Male genitalia are the most sought-after human body part for use in harmful traditional practices, including witchcraft, in South Africa and Mozambique.
This is according to a research report released by the Mozambican Human Rights League in partnership with Childline South Africa in Durban on Thursday.
The study also found South Africa had created a market for body parts trafficked from Mozambique.
The research showed that at least one mutilation occurred in both countries every two weeks during the 14 months of the study between 2008 and 2010.
Male and female genitalia, tongues, ears, heads and breasts were among the body parts that topped the list of those most sought after in the two countries.