Fact #3: Many International Medical Societies Don’t Recommend Circumcision
Let’s hear from some experts on these circumcision facts and myths.
The Canadian Paediatric Society stated, “medical necessity is not established, …interventions should be deferred until the individual concerned is able to make their own choices.”
The Royal Dutch Medical Association said “there is no convincing evidence that circumcision is useful or necessary in terms of prevention or hygiene.”
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians said that it is ethically questionable whether parents ought to be able to make such a decision for a child.
The British Medical Association said it is “unethical and inappropriate” to circumcise for therapeutic reasons when effective and less invasive alternatives exist.
The German Association of Pediatricians said “there is no reason from a medical point of view to remove an intact foreskin from …boys unable to give their consent.”
In addition, organizations from Belgium, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Denmark, and Sweden have all come out in opposition to non-therapeutic circumcision. All of these doctors, when it comes to the natural foreskin, say don’t cut it off.