Children’s Rights should be respected

The majority of cultures that cut the genitals of children cut the genitals of both genders. The excuses vary from culture to culture and from situation to situation. In the article below, from the “i” newspaper and reported elsewhere, the justification is of a religious nature.

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It is likely that the only way to bring an end to the practice of cutting or modifying the genitals of children will be when it is understood that all children have the right to grow up free from the physical and psychological abuse that is the consequence of such adult-lead interventions. All children boys, girls and intersex should be allowed to grow up without non-therapeutic invasive treatment so that they have the ability to make their own choices when they reach the age of majority.

Danish poll on circumcision; results reported

According to a poll reported in CPH Post online nine out of ten Danes would support a ban on the circumcision of boys under the age of eighteen years.
intact-denmark-logo150wLena Nyhus, the chairwoman of Intact Denmark, is quoted as saying:
“For us, it is important to ensure the individual’s right to decide over his body and his genitals”.

Thornhill Clinic protest

The last of the blinds were being drawn as we arrived and the normal opening hours were altered from the afternoon to the morning.

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Our biggest protest yet, including candidates for the political parties Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) and the Green Party.

The campaign to protect boys, and all children from the unnecessary medical interventions of powerful, vociferous adults is growing. Cutting the genitals of any child, boy, girl or intersex without an immediate medical imperative is being seen by more and more people as an abuse of children’s rights, minds and bodies, which indeed it is.