Friday, 4 May 2012

100 Unnecessary Male Circumcisions performed every day


It is estimated that more than 100 men and boys are circumcised in the UK every day and 9 out of 10 of those circumcisions are medically unnecessary.

As there is currently no national registry recording all circumcisions performed in the UK, it is impossible to say exactly how many men and boys are circumcised every year.

Extensive research by the charity NORM UK carried out in 1999 concluded that 32,000 circumcisions are carried out by health authorities every year. As most Primary Care Trusts in the UK do not perform religious or ritual circumcisions, the 32,000 figure does not include circumcisions performed for religious, cultural and social reasons.

The Secular Medical Forum estimates that 2,000 Jewish boys are ritually circumcised at the age of 8 days old. In addition, there are 5 times more Muslims in the UK so as many as 10,000 Muslim boys could also be circumcised outside the health service.

Furthermore, there are numerous private clinics that perform circumcision which could account for thousands more circumcisions.

When all of this is taken into account the estimate that 100 men and boys are circumcised every day in the UK could well be a conservative estimate.

Most worrying, NORM UK estimate that as many as 91% of circumcisions performed for ‘medical’ reasons are in fact medically unnecessary - which is why we believe that somewhere in the region of 100 Unnecessary Male Circumcisions are performed in the UK every day. 





2 comments:

  1. The article should be renamed:
    Most UK males yet remain unnecessarily uncircumcised! Just about 100 male circumcisions preformed every day.

    All boys should always be properly safely circumcised!

    It is advised by UN health org.

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  2. Germany:
    Activists File Complaint Against § 1631d BGB

    December 2013 – German intactivist movement tries to tackle circumcision law

    Since december 2012 a circumcision law (§ 1631d BGB) principally allows parents to circumcize their son as desired. Now activists against HGM or any ritual mutilation (i. e. FGM and MGM) have written a petition to the German Supreme Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) demanding § 1631d BGB is declared as not being in accordance with the German constitution. Instead they call for an end to all circumcisions done without medical necessity.

    27. Dezember 2013
    an das
    Bundesverfassungsgericht
    Karlsruhe

    Beschwerde gegen das Bundesgesetz über den Umfang der Personensorge bei einer Beschneidung des männlichen Kindes

    Die Beschwerdeführer legen daher gegen dieses Gesetz Beschwerde ein und beantragen durch eine einstweilige Anordnung nach § 32 Abs. 1 BVerfGG diese Vorschrift sofort außer Kraft zu setzen, um alle medizinisch nicht erforderlichen Beschneidungen, insbesondere Rituale wie Metzitzah B’Peh, pria und Praktiken wie im folgenden Link beschrieben, die sicherlich mit einer Zirkumzision lege artis nicht zu vereinbaren sind, trotzdem aber durchgeführt werden, zu verbieten bis das hohe Gericht über die Verfassungsbeschwerde entschieden hat.

    Die Beschwerdeführer beantragen zudem, die nicht medizinisch indizierte MGM an nicht einwilligungs- und urteilsfähigen Jungen auf die Liste der Auslandsstraftaten zu setzen, um sowohl Beschneidungstourismus zu verhindern als auch die gegebenenfalls erforderliche Strafverfolgung ortsunabhängig zu gewährleisten.

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