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Dr John D’Arcy speaks out against forced male infant circumcision

A meme has been circulating around the internet over the last couple of days containing a quote from celebrity Australian doctor, Dr John D’Arcy. A copy is below:

Dr John D'Arcy refers to male infant circumcision as mutilation.

Many might think that this comment was made recently, perhaps as part of a backlash against the American Academy of Padiatrics much ridiculed revised statement on circumcision. One of these rebuttals written by multiple Pediatric groups across Europe in the scientific journal Pediatrics stated: “only 1 of the arguments put forward by the American Academy of Pediatrics has some theoretical relevance” and that the other claimed health benefits “are questionable, weak, and likely to have little public health relevance in a Western context, and they do not represent compelling reasons for surgery before boys are old enough to decide for themselves.”

Dr John D’Arcy’s statement was actually made on the Channel 7 Sunrise program over three years ago.  Well done to Dr D’Arcy for being one of the first personalities in Australia to publicy speak up for our baby boys who can’t speak for themselves.

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