Dr Max Pemberton has a column in the Saturday edition of The Daily Mail, and we applaud him as the only columnist working for a mainstream British newspaper, who publicly challenges MGM.
His article in today’s edition is here. You’ll need to scroll down for the section on FGM, MGM, and cosmetic vaginal surgery, but this is an extract:
Now, the CPS is considering prosecuting doctors who undertake cosmetic vaginal surgery.
While I do not like this type of surgery, if adult women wish to have the shape of their genitals altered (doing so for personal reasons), that is entirely their choice.
The idea of criminal prosecutions over adult cosmetic surgery is particularly absurd when baby boys can legally undergo religious circumcision — a painful operation that can have life-long consequences — without anaesthetic, carried out by someone who isn’t medically qualified.
In any other circumstances, this would be denounced as child abuse. Why is it any different because it serves a parent’s religious beliefs and it’s done on a boy?
Of course Dr Pemberton is wrong in believing ‘baby boys can legally undergo religious circumcision’, and we’ll contact him to inform him of the reality.
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