(PRWEB) August 10, 2005
Male circumcision is ethically inappropriate and unlawful says an article by M. Fox and M. Thomson, both in the School of Law, Keele University, UK, in the current issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.
ÂWe conclude that it is ethically inappropriate to subject childrenÂmale or femaleÂto the acknowledged risks of circumcision and contend that there is no compelling legal authority for the common view that male circumcision is lawful.Â
The article exposes circumcision proponents as ÂevangelistsÂ and their continued commitment to mass circumcision Âproblematic in a number of respects.Â
Ethical concerns for circumcision has come under increasingly harsh review as medical and cultural issues are labeled moot or insignificant compared to the childÂs human rights including that of self-determination.
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