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Circumcision of children

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:377
  1. John P Warrena,
  2. P David Smitha,
  3. John D Daltona,
  4. Grahm R Edwardsa,
  5. Marc Fodena,
  6. Robert Prestona,
  7. Philip Stewarta,
  8. Adam Robertsa,
  9. Philip C Cooksona,
  10. Joseph Elliotta,
  11. J S Phillipsa,
  12. James Williamsa,
  13. Matthew Mallinson-Reada,
  14. Ian Morrisa,
  15. John Bowringa,
  16. Rob Warburtona,
  17. James Blazebya,
  18. Tony Petersa,
  19. John Moorea,
  20. John Stevensa
  1. Norm UK, PO Box 71, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0SF

    EDITOR,—We are all adult men who believe that we have been harmed by circumcision carried out in childhood by doctors in Britain. We are concerned about the ethics of this surgery on children and that it is commonly carried out when it is not essential. We have read the BMA's ethical guidelines, which give no guidance to practitioners who are faced with a boy who has been referred for circumcision.1 The possible future …

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