Doctor cut off ‘significant portion’ of newborn’s penis …

“A pediatrician cut off a “significant portion” of a newborn’s penis during a circumcision procedure last summer at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton, permanently scarring and disfiguring him, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the boy’s parents.”

Doctor cut off ‘significant portion’ of newborn’s penis

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It Cuts Both Ways: A Jew Argues for Child Rights Over Religious Circumcision

Thorough article questioning circumcision from a Jewish perspective ….

” … the right to manifest one’s religion is not absolute – it is limited by the harm caused to others. In 2011, 11 boys under the age of one were treated for life-threatening haemorrhage, shock or sepsis relating to circumcision in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it’s estimated that 100 boys die as a result of circumcisions every year. Can religion …justify this? ”

It Cuts Both Ways: A Jew Argues for Child Rights Over Religious Circumcision

 

 

Fox TV: Megyn Kelly and Georganne Chapin debate Circumcision

UK viewers will not understand the first comment as the decision to circumcise is not a common one in the UK – you either abuse your child in this way because your religion, Islam or Orthodox Judaism, demands it – or you don’t even think about it – as the vast majority of native Britons born since the formation of the NHS (National Health Service) don’t think about it. Routine infant circumcision, MGM, was recognised as of no medical value and therefore not funded in the newly formed NHS in 1940s Britain.

Debate from 2015 (4 minutes). “African studies”, “30%”, and several other “facts” need to be checked and will be found lacking, as is the banner claiming MGM reduces the risk of penile cancer – penile cancer is extremely rare.

It is a bit silly asking a Jewish or Muslim Doctor to comment fairly on this issue. Fox should have got a non-religious Doctor to comment as well or instead of. Religious precedent for parents’ “preferences” soon crops up in the debate which was originally about rights of the child and possible medical benefits or lack thereof. Although religious precedent suggests many barbaric things concerning non heterosexual relationships modern Jews do not do them – why should MGM be different – why abuse children?

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Questions to Doctor still promoting MGM in USA – A vaccine …

I wrote this email in response to an article circulating on Facebook the title of which likened male circumcision of infants to a vaccination program … If a vaccine was proposed with little benefit in prevention of nothing in particular with a serious complication rate of 1 in 200 surely it would be rejected …

“Dr Chin,
I read with interest your article (link below) in which you advised USA parents to opt for routine male infant circumcision. You suggested it was advantageous as a preventative measure against certain conditions.
Please could you cite some international peer reviewed research to back this claim up.
In Europe, male circumcision of infants and minors is only done for the parents’ cultural or religious reasons. The medical communities of many countries do not advise infant circumcision – seeing the potential for harm far outweighs any possible minor benefit and recognising that it is an unnecessary procedure done without consent of the patient.
In your article, in the section, “Myths about circumcision”, you state: “One of the more pernicious and persistent myths about circumcision is that it can dampen sensitivity and function and reduce pleasure. Research has found that it doesn’t.”
I must point out that by definition circumcision does reduce pleasure received from manipulation of the foreskin with its many sensitive nerve endings – as it is no longer present. Many men worry about the size of their penis – circumcision reduces girth and motility. Many circumcised men say that artificial lubrication is essential for sex or masturbation. Intact men don’t usually require lube to masturbate.
Please could you cite the international peer reviewed “research” that backs up these claims you make about circumcision not reducing pleasure?
The fallacious arguments you use to support male infant circumcision are used by Doctors in Malaysia, and others around the world, who recommend female circumcision.
You also state in your article that serious complications occur in “only” 1 in 200 procedures. If every boy in the world were to be circumcised, as you seem to suggest would be your choice, 1 in 200 children getting serious complications would be regarded as a serious global epidemic of harm. If this were for a procedure that was life saving with no alternative treatment that would be acceptable – but routine circumcision is not needed – you are perpetuating harm to children.
What happens to the foreskins you remove? Are they disposed of – or do you resell them for medical use?
What is the profit margin on a circumcision?
Do you recommend circumcision for pet mammals or farm animals?
I’m intact. Are you circumcised?
I note that if all American’s followed your advice the sheer numbers of infant circumcisions required would provide a steady reliable income stream for Doctors doing the procedures.”
If a vaccine were to be proposed with little benefit in prevention of nothing in particular with a serious complication rate of 1 in 200 surely it would be rejected …
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Circumcision Is Unethical and Unlawful.

American academic paper which raises all the main issues. Things are beginning to change in the USA. I hope to see all children, boys,girls, and intersex, protected from genital mutilation. The law and medical ethics should be applied without gender bias. If society can override the wishes of irrational religious people concerning gay marriage – then secular law should protect all children from religious blood rites. It is a sad condemnation of western society that the feelings of adults are addressed before the harm to children. Religion has no right to demand genital mutilation of boys – and everyone in society needs to wake up to this. People who promote this should be treated like people who promote FGM. Equality for boys.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27338602

 

50 years ago MGM in the USA – “One might as well attempt to explain the rites of voodoo!”

From a medical journal in the 1960s – forward thinking Doctor in the USA writes about this bizarre pseudo medical ritual that makes money for the private health services in the USA …

“… This ritual, however, has become so widespread in the United States that it is no longer much of a status symbol, and a situation has arisen where any recently delivered mother who is eccentric enough to wish her child to retain his prepuce, would be well advised to maintain permanent guard over it until such time as they both leave the hospital. The nursery staff of most American hospitals have an insatiable urge to remove the foreskin and this instinct often causes great concern among European women who do not subscribe to this practice and through force of circumstances have their baby in the United States. ”

THE RAPE OF THE PHALLUS

 

Circumcision Math: Does it add up?

Excellent article on the odds of medical intervention being required for the male foreskin.

“… Let’s set ethical arguments about pain, consent, divine design, etc. aside for now. Let’s just look at the math. What are the odds that your son will actually need to have a circumcision later?”

 

Circumcision Math: Does it add up?

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