Non-therapeutic excision of the foreskinBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3437 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3437
- Antony D Lempert, general practitioner principal and co-ordinator, Secular Medical Forum1
- 1Wylcwm Street Surgery, Knighton, Powys LD7 1AD
I welcome the Dutch Medical Association’s call to end ritual circumcision.1 Clinically unnecessary surgical excision of normal genital skin violates a child’s human right to an intact body and to be protected from harm.
A 2007 study showed that circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis.2 There is a risk of further harm …