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

 

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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CHIEF EDITOR OF DENMARK’S “MEDICINE TODAY” CALLS FOR LEGAL PROTECTION OF BOYS

“Denmark needs to have a clear policy when it comes to circumcision of young boys, and on Tuesday the nine people on the Ethical Committee of the Medical Association can send an important signal to the nation.

“It would be a signal that the Danish medical profession wants a ban on circumcision before the child is 18 or older and of legal age to make his choice.

“Medical Ethics is simple: It does not cut healthy people. Infants have not made such a choice.

“How hard can it be?

“Evidently quite difficult because the debate in Denmark has for years beat around the bush…

“On one front, the tireless researcher, consultant Morten Frisch, documenting circumcision’s negative consequences….

“Step by step, Frisch and companions have documented the visible physical and psychological complications, the legal flaws and challenged the obvious ethical lapses.

“On the other front, a number of people, with TV host Martin Krasnik as one of the more well known and offensive characters, reject the idea that circumcision is a public matter.

“The operation is trivialized and made into a private matter, which is inextricably linked to thousands of years of tradition and belonging. And in the aftermath, you often hear that a ban will lead to emigration and an even more widespread use of quacks.

“It is argued even for – with support from WHO – that circumcision can have positive effects in relation to sexually transmitted diseases, but also here is the documentation modest.

“The hot porridge, which so diligently walking are around, of course, fear of stepping two religious groups toes. This causes many politicians to tread water, and it has received National Board of Health to tread water after the release of the limp guidance in 2014.

“All due respect for the freedom to practice a religion, but Denmark should at least create equality when it comes to circumcision. It is morally thin leg, that we ban the genital mutilation of African girls, but not Muslim and Jewish boys.

“As a contributor Mikkel Andersson other day so rightly suggested, then you should remove the word ‘female’ from this section of the Criminal Code:

” ‘§ 245 a. Any person who by a legemsangreb with or without the consent cuts away or otherwise removing the female genitalia whole or in part, is punishable by imprisonment for up to six years.’

“While the discussion back of the front takes on a more aggressive tone, we can hope for a more cool consideration of three of the relatively new and younger forces in the key positions in health care.

“It could be the Medical Association President, Andreas Rudkjøbing that – hopefully on the basis of an opinion from the Ethics Committee – can put the association’s strong voice behind the demand for a ban. He certainly has the backing of the 3,000 colleagues in DSAM that called circumcision without clinical evidence of mutilation.

“It could be the National Board of Health Søren Brostrøm, which – of course on a mandate from parliament – may revise Anne Mette Dons’ shoddy guidance from 2014.

“And it could not at least be health and elderly minister Sophie Løhde that can put Denmark on the world map as a pioneer once again. We’ve been there before, with permits for sex change operations, partnerships for homosexuals, artificial insemination of single, yes, the world’s first female minister was even Danish, namely Nina Bang in 1924th

“Perhaps it is easier to allow than to ban, but this is the time to create equality and time to challenge the age-old rituals, which of course can easily be modernized. And in fact have been in some circuits.”

~Nicolai Döllner, Dagens Medicin
nd@dagensmedicin.dk

https://www.facebook.com/DagensMedicin/posts/1174152819270615

http://www.dagensmedicin.dk/opinion/leder/forhud-turretur/

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Ritual and Medical Circumcision among Filipino boys: Evidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Academic paper from 2000 showing link between PTSD and MGM …

Some 1,577 boys satisfied the prescribed criteria (1,072 boys were circumcised under medical procedures; 505 boys were subjected to ritual circumcision) and were followed-up to ascertain whether the perceived trauma from genital cutting developed into symptoms of PTSD. Almost 70% of boys subjected to ritual circumcision and 51% of those subjected to medical circumcision fulfilled the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD.

Click for full abstract: Ritual and Medical Circumcision among Filipino boys: Evidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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Ten Horrifically Botched Circumcisions

Harrowing reading. Anyone who has seen a male leap around after catching himself in his trouser zipper will be able to imagine the unnecessary pain and mutilation involved.

Circumcision is one of the most common and historic surgical procedures in the world, dating as far back as ancient Egypt. Like any medical procedure, there can be serious risks involved which are often overlooked given the innumerable rate of success. But when these errors do occur, the results are not only physically devastating, but psychologically and emotionally traumatizing as well. Sometimes, people’s lives are damaged forever . . . if they’re lucky enough to survive.

Click for full article: Ten … botched circumcisions

Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision?

Alone in the western world the USA still does routine infant circumcision, MGM, …

“Inadequate, inaccurate, misleading, self-interested, subjective, biased” … are just a few of the more complimentary terms applied by pediatrician Robert Van Howe to the controversial circumcision policy statement put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2012. There was no shortage of critiques four years ago, when the policy first came out, but in a just-released analysis Professor Van Howe applies a microscope to every individual statement in the policy and background report and finds very little that deserves a tick. … “

Click for full article: Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision?

Circumcising My Son Is My Biggest Parenting Regret

More Mothers are questioning routine infant circumcision, and realising that it is really not needed, cruel, and is Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) …

“I couldn’t believe it when the nurse told us that, as a practice, they did not recommend circumcision. It’s been over six years since that moment. I’ve learned so much since then, but that day in the hospital I knew absolutely nothing. The nurse was prepared to take our son to be circumcised for us, if we wished, but she wanted to be sure that we knew we had the choice to make. If I had just had time to do research, I might have learned how horrifying the procedure was that I was about to let them do to my newborn baby. But I didn’t, and we told the doctors to go ahead.

RELATED: Infant Circumcision: More Painful Than We Thought

It tears me up to think of the pain that we elected to put our son through. It was completely unnecessary. And then, weeks later, as his body tried to repair itself, a pediatrician would have to pull the healing skin back again, essentially a second circumcision. I am literally in tears when I consider the fact that infants feel pain just like we do, and even have a lower pain threshold. God gave him to us perfect, and in our ignorance, we wounded him… “

Click for full article: Circumcising My Son Is My Biggest Parenting Regret