Circumcision Unethical and Unlawful Says Ethics Article

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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.

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.

“We conclude that it is ethically inappropriate to subject children–male or female–to the acknowledged risks of circumcision and contend that there is no compelling legal authority for the common view that male circumcision is lawful.”

The article exposes circumcision proponents as “evangelists” and their continued commitment to mass circumcision “problematic in a number of respects.”

Ethical concerns for circumcision has come under increasingly harsh review as medical and cultural issues are labeled moot or insignificant compared to the child’s human rights including that of self-determination.

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Michael Thomson

765-497-0150

m.o.thomson@keele.ac.uk

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