Tags: Circumcision

Male circumcision is an issue of religious freedom - and should be prohibited as such

Posted: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 by Dr Marika McAdam

Proponents of ritual genital cutting often claim a 'right' to religious freedom justifies their position. But individuals have rights, says Dr Marika McAdam – including the right to autonomy over their own foreskins. Read More »

Tags: Circumcision, Religious freedom

Religious freedom isn't a licence to violate others’ rights

Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 by Stephen Evans

NSS CEO Stephen Evans explains why religious liberty is too important to leave to zealots to defend. Read More »

Tags: Circumcision, Healthcare

How cutting cultures deny dissenters their voice and identity

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 by Dr Antony Lempert

As Icelandic lawmakers consider whether to ban cutting infants' genitals for non-medical reasons, Dr Antony Lempert reflects on the ferocious backlash to the proposal in the UK. Read More »

Tags: Circumcision, Healthcare

Forced cutting of young boys’ genitals violates the most fundamental medical ethics

Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 by Dr Antony Lempert

Too often those who carry out forced cutting of young boys' genitals escape with gentle admonishment, rather than punishment commensurate with the severity of their actions, writes Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum. Read More »

Tags: Circumcision, Secular Medical Forum, Healthcare

It’s OK to criticize religious practices

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 by Brian D. Earp

In a new academic paper Brian D. Earp argues that a firm distinction must be drawn between criticisms of religious practices that stem from irrational prejudice and bigoted attitudes and those that are grounded in sound moral reasoning. Read More »

Tags: Circumcision

Male circumcision is an unwarranted breach of a child’s integrity – just like FGM

Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 by Kenneth Houston

The Muslim-Jewish alliance of religious 'leaders' who condemned the recent German court ruling in Cologne on male circumcision stands as a testament to the need for secularism. Read More »

Tags: Healthcare, Circumcision

Ritual circumcision: religious rights of parents are at odds with the best interests of the child

Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 by Dr Antony Lempert

Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum on the landmark German court ruling that parents do not have the right to circumcise their children without a medical reason. Read More »

Tags: Healthcare, Circumcision