Monday, 26 November 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Saturday, 4 August 2012
An extensive article on circumcision in Israel by the country's oldest daily newspaper - Haaretz - reveals that nearly a third of Israeli parents would prefer not to circumcise their sons.
Quoting an informal online survey conducted by the Israeli parenting portal, Mamy, around 5% of Israeli parents no longer circumcise their children because the object to disfiguring their children's bodies or they don't want to inflict pain on their children
According to the newspaper, increasing numbers of Jewish parents are choosing not to have their sons circumcised and support groups have been set up to help parents agonizing over the decision.
The internet is also playing an important role in increasing the anti-circumcision movement in Israel with the Tapuz portal hosting a forum in Hebrew called 'Forgoing Circumcision' which reports a constant growth in traffic over the past decade.
To read the full article click here now
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
An invitation from Richard Duncker at Men Do Complain
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Saturday, 14 July 2012
- In Bristol a baby boy's skull was fractured during a home circumcision when he fell off the kitchen table
- In Oxford nearly 1 in 2 boys circumcised at a Islamic school suffered complications
- In Birmingham, two boys every week are admitted to A&E with complications and 1 a month suffers a life-threatening injury
- In London, 32 boys were treated in the Royal London hospital with circumcision complications in the course of one summer
- In London a Ghanaian baby bled to death in his home this February after being circumcised by a Rabbi
- In Oldham, a woman will be tried for manslaughter after a baby boy she circumcised bled to death
When baby boys are being injured and killed by a medically unnecessary practice it's time to take action - please click here to sign our online petition and help us End Unnecessary Male Circumcision in the UK.
Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum said:
“There are practically no therapeutic indications for circumcision in this age group so these 11 boys nearly died for an operation they didn't need. This is clearly the tip of the iceberg.
“We don't yet know whether or not the circumcisions were performed in hospital or in the community but we do know that Birmingham primary care trust has commissioned a circumcision service so it is likely that a significant proportion of these were done on the NHS.”
Friday, 13 July 2012
Spokesman for the campaign, Glen Poole, will be a studio guest alongside a spokeswoman for the Jewish Community, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner.
The programme will be broadcast at 9pm this Sunday (July 16th) on BBC Radio 5. Click here for more programme information.
The programme can be heard for a limited time via podcast - click here to listen now to the 23 minute podcast.
There is also a longer edition of the programme featuring three leading female campaigners against unnecessary male circumcision including Dr Jenny Goodman - a Jewish mother opposed to the practice; Georganne Chapin of Intact America and Marilyn Milos, founder of NOCIRC in the US.
You can hear the longer version of the programme, also for a limited time, by clicking here now.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
In a report on the recent German court ruling that circumcision is illegal, the Mail quoted our article on the ruling stating:
Glen Poole, who runs the End Unnecessary Male Circumcision in the UK said; 'The news is a huge victory for ‘intactavists’ worldwide. A massive resistance to the practice is taking shape.'
Click here now to read to full article or cick to sign our petition online today
Friday, 29 June 2012
According to an article on male circumcision in The New Statesman, Andre Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association, thinks it is "an open and shut case, ethically speaking" on the grounds that "respect for the autonomy of a person requires that they give consent for irreversible procedures affecting their body like cutting pieces off their genitals".
Pavan Dhaliwal, BHA Head of Public Affairs, makes a more detailed comment at www.humanism.org.uk.
She says: "It is wrong to carry out genital surgery on a child when the procedure has no medical justification, carries a risk of harm, is irreversible, and when the child is not in a position to give their consent. Female genital mutilation is already illegal in this country, and there also needs to be legislation to outlaw the circumcision of male children, when it is not carried out for medical reasons.
Dr Jenny Goodman - spoke out against male circumcision on BBC's Woman's Hour yesterday (Friday 29th June).
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Other comments included:
Some cultural leaders condemned the act. John Musila, a spokesman for the Bamasaba tribe said:
Meanwhile, in Zimbabwe, MPs are setting aside political differences to promote mass circumcision - click here for the story - and an African baby bled to death after being circumcised in London.