Should circumcision be banned in the US? | The Tylt
Should circumcision be banned in the US?
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.
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.
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.