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Why do Denmark doctors want to ban circumcision?


Source: Independent

The Danish Medical Association is considering a ban on this act for children under the age of 18 years. They believe it is a personal decision and that is must be an informed choice of the patient.

When circumcision is performed on babies, it takes away the power to decide what the boys want for their own bodies. Whether it is for natural reasons or religious, boys are subject to human rights and should be able to decide for themselves.

The organization says that circumcision has its risks. This is why they recommend that the procedure be performed under medical supervision and only if there is medical need for it.

The Denmark doctors want to band this procedure, but they understand that there will be risks associated to an all out ban. There could be adverse consequences to a ban.

Circumcisions are performed at elaborate family events, local clinics or in the child’s home.

Either way, if any circumcision is performed outside the public health system, Denmark urges people to report these to the Denmark’s national registry.

Between 1000 and 2000 circumcisions are performed annually. This is estimated by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. A study done in 2014 showed that more than 75% of Denmark’s population were against circumcision.

There are problems associated with sex and a circumcised penis. Both the circumcised men and the women in a sexual relationship with them feel a sense of not being fulfilled sexually. It is reported that there are orgasm difficulties for both partners. This may or may not be true.


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