Reconsider Infant Male Circumcision- Huffpost Morten Frisch

full article: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7031972

Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision

…… Based on both medical and ethical considerations, routine circumcision is not a sensible procedure in countries where individual rights (like the right to bodily integrity) are more than a political buzzword. Boys need cosmetic genital surgery no more than girls do. And keeping one’s intact genitals healthy and clean is simple regardless of one’s gender: mild soap and running water are all that is needed. Cutting off a functional, protective and sensitive body part is a far-reaching decision that the vast majority of Europeans believe should be left to its owner when he becomes old enough to understand the consequences. Despite the recent, backward-looking statements by U.S. medical organizations, more and more Americans are beginning to agree…..

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