Circumcision should be described as “male genital mutilation”

Disqus discussion about Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) of boys …

“In general, the West has collectively defined and prohibited FGM as the excision of tissue–no matter how small–from the female genitalia apart from true medical need and apart from the individual’s consent, even if that individual is an infant or child whose parents retain general decision-making power over her.  Why, then, in this age when gender equality is so passionately pursued in every sphere, has MGM not likewise been defined and prohibited as the excision of tissue–no matter how small–from the male genitalia apart from true medical need and apart from the individual’s consent, even if that individual is an infant or child whose parents retain general decision-making power over him?”

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