I was in my kitchen getting my children ready for the school run when my phone pinged. The children in the case were to decide for themselves when they were old enough to do so. I felt stunned.
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. The foreskin is the fold of skin covering the end of the penis, which can be gently pulled back. During the 19th century, many medical practitioners believed that being circumcised was more hygienic than not being circumcised.
Male circumcision is a recommended practice in Muslim tradition. It is important to ensure that this procedure is performed as safely as possible in these communities. Five hundred adult men and women with at least one male child less than 18 years were interviewed in Karachi, Pakistan, regarding details of their child's circumcision.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Muslims are still the largest single religious group to circumcise boys. This article looks at the reasons for this.
Purnanto is the king of the snip, the master of celebrations for what, for most Indonesian boys, is the most traumatic—but also proud—moments of their young lives. In Indonesia, young boys aren't considered a man until they are circumcised. Nationally, attitudes around circumcision are mainly influenced by Islam—which requires all Muslim men to be circumcised.
Circumcision is a process by which the foreskin of a male's penis is partially or fully removed. In some cultures and religions—including the Abrahamic religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—it is a common practice. Islamic law cites certain health benefits to circumcision, such as reducing the risk of urinary tract infections and preventing penile cancer and HIV transmission.
Such procedures generally take place outside of formal medical settings and are performed by providers who may have special training but who are normally not health professionals. The primary global determinant is religion, and almost all Muslim and Jewish males are circumcised. A Jewish male infant is traditionally circumcised on his eighth day.