- Debashis Singh
The BMA has published guidelines designed to offer doctors a safeguard and a model of good practice for male circumcision in babies and children.
The guidelines mainly relate to the ethics of non-therapeutic or “ritual” circumcision. This is carried out for religious reasons or to incorporate a child into a community or simply because some fathers express a preference for their sons to be like them.
The guidelines state that it is the responsibility of the parents to demonstrate that a non-therapeutic circumcision is in the child's best interest. To achieve this, the …