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The Council of Europe & The British Government
The United Kingdom and The Council of Europe need to address the ethics regarding non-medical infant circumcision. (genital mutilation)
In the United Kingdom it is LEGAL for any member of the public, including tourists, to cut the genitals of a newborn baby boy, provided that the parents give consent. In the United Kingdom male genital cutting is the only surgical procedure that can be carried out by anyone. YES ...you read that correctly. Surgical circumcision on a baby boy is un-regulated in the United Kingdom. You do not even have to be British. You can be a tourist.
The United Kingdom has done little to prevent life changing, and catastrophic injuries to baby boys, including death. Anyone, you, me, your friends, your neighbour, or the local barber can set up a business circumcising. You do not have to register anywhere. There are no regulations to adhere to, and you do not have to be qualified or have any experience. Tattoo and ear piercing artists, do however have to register, adhere to guidelines and prove their qualifications and experience before a 'Licence to Practice' is granted by the British Government. Consequently, every year babies in the UK die. Many more experience the worst mutilation possible. But we must keep quiet, for fear of offending someone who has the freedom and the human right to cut a baby boy's penis. Circumcision and it's negative effects, is a subject that appears to be ignored, obscured and downplayed within the UK.
The United Kingdom has a problem with female circumcision. This is not surprising. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is ILLEGAL. It was condemned by law in 1986. It carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years. An estimated 66,000 British women in the United Kingdom have been genitally mutilated. The British Government estimates that a further 24,000 girls, under the age of 15 years, are at risk. Over the years, numerous self appointed 'Circumcisers' or 'Genital Mutilators' have been arrested for cutting young girls genitalia: NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN PROSECUTED (January 2019)
(All of the above information has been taken from documents provided by the British Government. As far as we are concerned, the information above is as good as true and is written here in good faith.)
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When circumcision goes wrong, there is no turning back: Gender re-assignment does not work and the specialised nerves and structure of the male sex organ can never be replaced by reconstructive surgery.
Extracts From 'The Journal of Paediatric Urology' (USA)
Circumcision is harmful every time. The photographs below show the effects of circumcision procedures which have gone wrong. They show what one man can do to another. The victims are normal healthy baby boys, who had nothing wrong with them. Their lives have been destroyed. What risk is acceptable for an infant who has no disease and gives no consent. Every year in the civilised western world many babies die after being subjected to genital mutilation. Many more grow up to become sexual cripples, all because society and the law allow it to happen. In the United Kingdom 'circumcision' is the only medical procedure that can be carried out on another male infant, by any member of the public, provided that he or she has the consent of the parents.
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