Is Infant Circumcision a Violation of Human Rights?
In the hubbub surrounding the American Academy of Pediatrics’ endorsement of circumcision, a single question remains unanswered: Does infant circumcision violate basic human rights? The AAP did not address ethics in their circumcision policy statement. Too much weight is given to cultural issues and not enough to the human rights of the individual who is having a healthy part of his body cut off.
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