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       The Circumcision Choice

Circumcision is risky, painful, unethical surgery that deprives millions of boys each year of healthy, functional tissue. It permanently changes their sexual enjoyment for life. There are ten good reasons for leaving your boy intact. Please read on if you want to know the facts about the foreskin and the effects of circumcision.

1.  There is no medical reason for 'routine' circumcision of baby boys.  There are no medical associations in the world that recommend routine neo-natal circumcision.

2.  The foreskin is a natural part of the male human body.  It is not a birth defect. The foreskin is a normal, sensitive functional part of the body.  In young boys it is attached to the head of the penis (glans).  It protects the glans from infection from urine and faeces.  The foreskin also plays an important part in sexual enjoyment, due to its specialised, erogenous nerve endings and its natural gliding and lubricating functions.

3.  You would not circumcise your daughter.  In Europe, Australia, North America and many other civilized countries, girls of all ages are protected by law from forced genital surgery, whether practiced in medical or non-medical surroundings, regardless of religious or cultural preferences.  There is no ethical rationale for distinguishing between female and male genital alteration.  If it is wrong to cut away part of a baby girl's genitals then it is wrong to do the same thing to a baby boy.

4.  Your boy does not want to be circumcised.  Circumcision painfully and permanently removes highly sensitive tissue and alters a boy's genitals for ever.  It removes healthy functional tissue from the penis and exposes the child to unnecessary pain and serious medical risks - for no medical benefit.  What would your baby boy say if he could tell you the facts.  In the course of time, he will discover the facts.

5.  Removing parts of a boys penis is painful, harmful and has serious medical consequences when it goes wrong.  It often does.  Visit the 'Circumcision Disasters' page on this website.  We know that babies are sensitive to pain.  May circumcisions are performed without analgesic, but even when pain control is administered, the pain is not eliminated.  As with any surgery, complications, mistakes and incompetance can and often does occur with circumcision.  These include infection, ab normal bleeding, removal of too much skin, loss of the glans, urinary problems, disfigurement and death.  Al circumcisions result in the loss of the foreskin and penile scars.

6.  Times and attitudes have changed.  In the USA about 50% of boys are being circumcised at birth.  About 80% of boys were being circumcised in 1981.  More and more parents are realizing the facts regarding circumcision

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7.  Medically advanced nations do not circumcise their baby boys.  These nations are appauled at the attitudes of those countries where neo-natal circumcision prevails.  Removing parts of a boys penis shortly after birth is regarded as genital mutilation.  About 80% of the world's male population have a foreskin and remain intact throughout their lives.

8.  Caring for and cleaning the penis is easy.  A normal, intact penis with a foreskin requires no special care, beyond careful washing whilst bathing.  When the foreskin can be retracted ( normally during adolescence), a boy can be taught to pull back his foreskin to was his penis.  Forcible retraction of the foreskin results in pain and injury, and should not be done. 

9.  Circumcision does not prevent HIV or other diseases.  Claims that circumcision prevents various diseases have proven to be exaggerated or fabricated.  In the USA about 75% of males are circumcised but the USA has higher STD rates than in those countries who do not practice circumcision.

10.  Children should be protected by law from permanent bodily alteration inflicted on them without their consent in the name of culture, religion, profit or parental preference.  under accepted bioethical principles, parents can consent  to surgery on behalf of the child only if it is necessary to protect the child's life or health.  Routine circumcision fails this test as it permanently removes a healthy and functioning part of a boy's penis., does not protect the chil's life or health, and in fact creates serious new life risks.  Reoving the foreskin is no more justified than removing a toe, finger, eyelid or any other healthy part of the body.


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