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Anti-circumcision groups, also known as "intactivists," decry the procedure as a mutilation of an infant's genitals that causes emotional trauma and sexual dysfunction. A baby can't provide consent to the procedure.
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Religion and hygiene are two of the arguments for circumcision, but those arguments hold less and less water in an increasingly secular and medically informed society.
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Because circumcision is a religious ritual in Judaism, religious freedom issues are brought up in the arguments around circumcision.
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At Fusion, Charlotte Shane says most parents circumcise their children because they fear their boys will be ridiculed if their penises are different from their peers.
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Sex advice columnist Dan Savage doesn't buy the locker-room argument, especially as fewer and fewer American parents are choosing to circumcise their children. While he doesn't advocate for banning the procedure, he thinks circumcision should be left up to boys when they're old enough to decide—their bodies, their choice.
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