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1 docproto48  Wed, Sep 28, 2011 5:30:57am

A lot of the recent criticism of male circumcision relates to the brutal and misnamed practice of female circumcision. However, if circumcision of a boy were the same they would cut off the entire penis and make the scrotum smaller. Back when I was in medical school it was taught that the rate of squamous cell cancer of the penis was far higher in the uncircumcised. There is a cleanliness issue as well.

2 The Optimist  Wed, Sep 28, 2011 6:04:08am

Circumcision significantly reduces the transfer of the AIDS virus. Multiple studies have shown this to be true. In Africa, circumcision has become a major tool in the fight against AIDS. Holland needs to factor this into their decision.

3 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Sep 28, 2011 6:06:35am

You know, regardless of one's stance on circumcision, these "medical" arguments always make me smile. There's nothing here that can't be solved by condoms and regular hygiene. Pfft.

4 Achilles Tang  Wed, Sep 28, 2011 6:40:30am
But what else can you expect from a country where a doctor can legally help you off yourself if you are feeling a little bit depressed because you’re unemployed.

Not true in the slightest.


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