Circumcision in Australia: neither needed nor ethical

For those who are interested in considering the ethics of amputating a part of your baby, please see the following article by Robert Darby. I have copied the introductory paragraph below:

“Although Australian medical authorities have given a firm thumbs down to routine (prophylactic) circumcision of male infants and boys, the practice persists among a shrinking minority of parents. They are urged on by a small but vocal coterie of circumcision advocates, who blur the issues by referring to “male circumcision” as though the operation is the same in all contexts. Here I argue that circumcision is like sexual intercourse: legitimate in some circumstances, illegitimate in others.”

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