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Author Topic: Child Genital Mutilation


Alcuin
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Child Genital Mutilation
on: February 3, 2017, 17:28

..urge health professionals and payers, such as health insurers and Medicaid, to discourage circumcision of healthy boys and work to end the practice. No individual too young to provide informed consent to elective surgery should be subjected to an irreversible procedure that is painful, comes with risks, alters a natural, functional body part, has no relevant health benefits during childhood, causes pathological narrowing of the urethral opening in 5%-20% of boys, and – as stated by the Danish Medical Association – is ethically unacceptable.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58753ec1e4b08052400ee6b3?timestamp=1484242698611



Alcuin
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Re: Child Genital Mutilation
on: February 25, 2018, 22:04

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/male-circumcision-iceland-comment/
If only the UK could be a modern, enlightened country.

This guy claims one reason for the persistence of this abuse is money...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y_T-MoyAP4



Alcuin
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Re: Child Genital Mutilation
on: January 26, 2019, 11:11

Denmark doctors believe circumcision has no meaningful health benefits. According to a nationally representative poll from the summer of 2016, 87% of Danes favor a legal ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of boys under the age of 18 years. Doctors and medical organizations in Denmark, the other Nordic countries and, with one notable exception, elsewhere in the Western world agree that circumcision of healthy boys is ethically problematic. Not one medical association in the whole world recommends circumcision of healthy boys.

(Source: Atheist Republic, January 2019)



Alcuin
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Re: Child Genital Mutilation
on: December 27, 2019, 11:56

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/male-circumcision-fgm-baby-child-abuse-body-rights-medical-hygiene-a9011896.html
... The debate over male ritual circumcision – the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis of a baby boy for religious and cultural reasons – is becoming more prominent each year. A BBC documentary broadcast this week provides further evidence that the tide is beginning to turn on the historic carte blanche afforded to infant circumcision...

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