Concise explanation – intended for USA audience – routine Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) of boys is widespread in the USA for “Medical Reasons” that the rest of the western world don’t agree with …
“Circumcision…. we consider very normal in our American culture. Although we may consider ourselves familiar with the concept of this practice, there’s still a lot we don’t know about it, and quite a bit of misinformation on the topic. You would be surprised at how wrong some of the information you assume to be true actually is. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about it.
Number Eight: Circumcision Protects Against Medical Issues
There are NO proven medical benefits to circumcision, although many people believe there are. The procedure is purely cosmetic.”