UK Circumcision campaigners hold BMA vigil

The campaign group Men Do Complain  held a vigil on Wednesday the 22nd of February outside the  British Medical Association (BMA) in London. The reason for the vigil was  to highlight the fact that the BMA was discussing ethics, but the non-therapeutic cutting of boy’s genitals was not be on the agenda.

Richard Duncker of Men Do Complain said:

“The vigil went very  well the public really are on our side. Several  circumcised men approached us and quite openly said that they were glad someone was taking a stand.

“A lot of doctors on their way into the meeting made us feel very welcome.  A peadiatric surgeon made it clear he was angry with his colleagues for continuing to circumcise children who have no need of such treatment and cannot give informed consent.

To read more about the vigil visit the Men Do Complain website

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Glen Poole is Director of the Helping Men consultancy, UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, host of the National Conference for Men and Boys and editor of the Good Men Project's International Men's Movement section. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at http://helpingmenblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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2 comments on “UK Circumcision campaigners hold BMA vigil
  1. [...] NORM are currently planning a workshop exploring on how we make male circumcision a mainstream issue – more information on this another time – and Richard Duncker at Men Do Complain continues to raise awareness being interviewed on Radio 2 this month and holding protests outside the BMA – read more here. [...]

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