Ban non-therapeutic infant circumcision
  • Petitioned BC Human Rights Tribunal

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Ban non-therapeutic infant circumcision

    1. Lana Flood
    2. Petition by

      Lana Flood

      Vancouver, Canada

Infants born male or intersex in Canada are not protected from circumcision (genital mutilation) as females are.

There is a growing recognition of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a violation of human rights. Immigrant and refugee movements, governments and advocacy organizations in Canada have acknowledged the need to deal with FGM as an internationally recognized health and human rights concern.

Male infant circumcision is in direct violation of human rights. It is also against the Hippocratic Oath; which states: "Do no harm." Circumcision is harmful to infants and the men that they will become. A circumcision itself takes 1/3 to 1/2 of the male shaft skin on the penis. It also takes over 2000 fine touch nerve sensors, the gentle gliding mechanism that is offered by the foreskin, and the protection of the foreskin itself. It causes unnecessary pain to the infant and the anesthesia does not block all the pain that an infant feels.

It's time for all sexes to be protected from the pain inflicted on them by this unnecessary, harmful and unethical practice.

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    • Robin Claudio SANDUSKY, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      Genital integrity and non-consensual medical torture should be important to everyone, everywhere! Where do I sign for our US boys too?

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    • Justin Perez SANTA CLARITA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I had circumcision forced on me as an infant. I suffer the consequences of a permanent condition.

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    • Karelin Gabon HAGåTñA, GUAM
      • about 1 year ago

      Non-therapeutic male circumcision is the most ridiculous culture of all and most disgusting thing! It ruins the life of all males! I really condemn male non-therapeutic circumcision because that's an idiot's culture!

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    • Sutharsan Jeganathan COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 year ago

      Since girls and boys are equal under the law, and it is illegal to perform religious circumcision on girls, it is therefore also illegal for boys.

      It is a Mens Rights Violation

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    • Jenna Norvell WESTMINSTER, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      Cutting the genitals of a non-consenting person is a violation of human rights and bodily autonomy. Routine infant circumcision should be illegal.

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