Ritual circumcision of boys: a barbaric practice that must stop

We cannot justify banning female circumcision while allowing male circumcision. There is no relevant ethical difference, and none of the arguments offered in favour of male circumcision at a hearing in the Danish parliament in November 2014 held water. I have translated an article I published in 2015 about the hearing because it is still highly relevant. Genital mutilation of boys must stop in all countries and doctors should refuse to perform any such barbaric operations unless medically indicated, which they very rarely are. Read more