Male genital mutilation
Male genital mutilation (MGM) involves the removal or alternation of male genitals as part of a religious or social custom, on a man or boy that does not, or cannot consent to the procedure. When performed on an infant boy it is often called routine infant circumcision. MRAs object to all forms of genital mutilation. MGM remains legal in all nations today.
The rights of the individual must be paramount. Genital mutilation is a violation of a boy's rights over his own body.
Circumcision is very rarely actually [Medically necessary circumcision|needed]].
There is strong evidence (elevated cortisol levels for an extended period, permanent changes in infant behaviour) that circumcision is traumatic for the infant.
Proponents of FGM use the same arguments as proponents of MGM. Contrary to what is often claimed the most common form of FGM is less severe than male circumcision. The argument that FGM is intrinsically worse than MGM run counter to the evidence.
- Bloodstained Men
- Brother K
- Female genital mutilation
- Legality of routine infant circumcision
- Medically necessary circumcision
- Psychology Today
- The adrenal cortisol response to surgery was not significantly reduced by the administration of lidocaine
- The incidence of post-circumcision complications at 2 years is shown to be 11.5%