IT’S STILL PERFECTLY LEGAL IN THE UK TO CHOP OFF A BOYS’ FORESKIN WITHOUT AN ANAESTHETIC FOR NO MEDICAL REASON.
There are an estimated 100 medically unnecessary circumcisions carried out on boys in the UK every day.
Circumcision is a painful, dangerous procedure that is often carried out in community settings by non-medical staff and carried out with anaesthetic and without consent.
In some cases unnecessary male circumcision can and does kill:
- In London a Ghanaian baby bled to death in his home in February 2012 after being circumcised by a Rabbi
- In Oxford nearly 1 in 2 boys circumcised at an Islamic school suffered
- In Bristol a baby boy’s skull was fractured during a home circumcision when he fell off the kitchen table
- In Birmingham, two boys every week are admitted to A&E with complications and 1 a month suffers a life-threatening injury
- In London 32 boys were treated in the Royal London hospital with circumcision complications in the course of one summer
- In Oldham as woman is due to be put on trial for manslaughter after a baby she circumcised bled to death
There isn’t a medical association anywhere in the world that recommends routine circumcision of boys on health grounds.
An estimated half a million boys in the UK are at risk of being unnecessarily circumcised before the age of 16.
SOURCE: End Male Circumcision
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