Healthcare & Secularism: Brian Earp – “Gender or genital autonomy?”

Brian Erp speaks on the perverse ethics of legal genital cutting of children …

From the British NSS (National Secular Society) 2018 conference on medical ethics.

Facebook Video, Brian Erp, 2018

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Why cutting ANY child’s genitals is wrong: female, male, or intersex

Brian Erp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center Bioethics Research Institute, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford.

He covers very well the modern international situation and legal and ethical dilemmas in this Youtube video.

Recent court cases in England and the United States have highlighted a paradox in the current legal treatment of female, male, and intersex children with respect to the protections they are afforded against medically unnecessary genital cutting. In particular, there are legally prohibited forms of female genital cutting (such as the so-called ritual ‘nick’) that are less invasive or risky than permitted forms of male and intersex genital cutting, creating a “collision course” for law and policy in the immediate future.

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Maajid Nawaz questions ritual genital cutting of innocent children …

British Pakistani man from a Muslim background defends his humanitarian decision not to inflict genital wounds on his son as was done to him… Some woman with more hairspray than sense bleats about Jewish identity being defined by genital mutilation in the background …

Maajid Nawaz has compassion and dignity – the harpy encourages genital cutting …

Sky TV clip of interview …

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Norwegian hospitals refuse to assist in ritual infant circumcisions… Vikings have more moral fibre than Abrahamic religions…

July 2018. Norwegian hospitals are refusing to assist in ritual genital mutilation of baby boys younger than three years old … All hail Thor!

Full article …

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No cutting without informed consent.

UK’s National Secular Society Supports Iceland’s Decision to Prevent Genital Mutilation of Boys

I’m glad to say the NSS has been quick in its support of the proposed legislation in Iceland.

NSS says UK should follow Iceland’s lead to end genital cutting