Circumcision of male infants as a human rights violation

  title={Circumcision of male infants as a human rights violation},
  author={J. Svoboda},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={469 - 474}
  • J. Svoboda
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
  • Every infant has a right to bodily integrity. Removing healthy tissue from an infant is only permissible if there is an immediate medical indication. In the case of infant male circumcision there is no evidence of an immediate need to perform the procedure. As a German court recently held, any benefit to circumcision can be obtained by delaying the procedure until the male is old enough to give his own fully informed consent. With the option of delaying circumcision providing all of the… CONTINUE READING

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