Australia, New Zealand: Protection offered by circumcision does not warrant lifting ban, say Doctors

“Cosmetic circumcision is banned at Australian public hospitals, although the surgery can be carried out privately” The Guardian reports on maverick Doctor promoting genital cutting.

Protection offered by circumcision does not warrant lifting ban, say Doctors

Doctors in Denmark want to stop circumcision for under-18s

‘It is most consistent with the individual’s right to self-determination that parents not be allowed to make this decision,’ says Ethics Board

The Independent covers the debate in Denmark – where the vast majority want religious child abuse legislated against.

Doctors in Denmark want to stop circumcision for under-18s

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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Nine out of ten Danes would ban ritual circumcision of boys …

Denmark overwhelmingly does not support religious cult practises involving genital mutilation of boys …

Copenhagen: Nine out of ten Danes would ban ritual circumcision of boys …

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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