I do not agree with the practice of circumcising a male baby for non-medical reasons, as babies and children cannot give consent. Having said that, I cannot accept a comparison of male circumcision to FGM. The practices themselves, as well as the intent behind them, are fundamentally different.
The comments section of any online newspaper, group or forum is something that I am drawn to when I read an article or piece that interests me. Because it is the internet people tend to say exactly what think, without recourse or fear that the people they know in real life would find out what they truly believe. This opens up a pass to be completely honest which has both its up and downsides.
During August, thousands of boys aged between 10 and 18 undergo male circumcision in Western Kenya, an painful ritual that
There's good news and bad news, chaps. The good news is that researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut
This rank hypocrisy on behalf of those who would not draw parallels between male and female genital cutting is strong evidence to the theory which holds that people can get away with almost anything - regardless of how brutal and cruel it may be - if only they justify it with a divine mandate, and enough history to confer respectability.
The reasons for male circumcision also vary: for Muslims it's sunnah, a practice instituted by the Prophet Muhammad; for Jews it's a sign of God's covenant with Abraham. It's also cultural: it marks an entrance into manhood and is also carried out because of perceived social or health advantages...
A baby boy “bled to death” after a nurse performed a botched home circumcision. Four-week-old Goodluck Caubergs died after
Hundreds of Jews and Muslims marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand an explicit right to circumcision, enshrined in law. The
Health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery on baby boys, according to a new American study claiming