South Africa could end up like Zimbabwe. Hans-Joachim Löwer

A Small Cut For A Man

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A small cut for a man, a giant issue for society: Male circumcision pits advocates of religious freedom against secularists and activists of children’s rights.

Background

Legal Arguments Against Circumcision

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In Defense Of The Child

Parents who have their sons circumcised risk criminal prosecution in countries like Germany. Under some circumstances, religious practices aren’t part of the private sphere.

Medical and Ethical Arguments Against Male Circumcision

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His Body, His Choice

Circumcision infringes on a child’s right to physical integrity and religious freedom. A powerful policy of deterrence should therefore be established.

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Ethicist

Gert van Dijk
08.09.2012

The Medical Benefits of Circumcision

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Because The Doctor Says So

The best arguments for circumcision aren’t religious or cultural, but medical.

The Importance of Religious Freedom

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The Weak Case Against Male Circumcision

A German court has declared male circumcision illegal. But instead of engaging with legal arguments, the ruling perpetuates anti-religious clichés and prejudices.

 
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