Pros And Cons Of Male Circumcision

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Like we said, male circumcisions are often performed because of a person’s religion or culture. Most of the time these are Islamic people, Jewish people or Christian people. But what they usually don’t think about are the possible consequences of a circumcision. During and after surgery physical complications can arise like bleedings. Ashley Montagu, Anthropologist and humanist of the year 1995, thinks male circumcision should be banned. Like she explains in the following quote: “Circumcision is a brutal ritual rooted in superstition and should be abandoned…What is called for is a well thought out approach to the eradication of antiquated beliefs and practices which cause so much needless suffering, mutilation, tragedy and death.” But there are also advantages and health benefits of doing a male circumcision according to the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) and the Research on Cancer Multicentre Cancer Study Group. They argue that the advantages of male circumcision outweigh the disadvantages. They say it would reduce the chance of getting penile cancer, STI’s like HIV and multiple urinary tract infections. The Jews, Muslims and Christians also use these arguments to support male circumcision. But their most significant argument is their faith. According to religious authorities like Imam and the Pope, believe is…show more content…
Normally the amount of blood lost during a circumcision is very little. However, when the expected amount is exceeded, a bleeding can occur. In many cases the bleedings are very mild and can be stopped easily by putting pressure on the bleeding or with the use of a special gel called Gelfoam. In very rare cases the surgeon cuts the frenular artery and this causes a severe bleeding. Boys who have blood dyscrasias (a deviation in the blood) might even need a blood transfusion when such a bleeding occurs. A circumcision is also a very painful

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