UK Men’s Health leader calls for national debate on male circumcision

The head of the UK’s leading men’s health organisations – Peter Baker, CEO of the The Men’s Health Forum (MHF) – has called for a full public debate on the issue of unnecessary male circumcision in the UK. The call was made after the case of a baby boy in Oldham bled to death following a circumcision was brought to Mr Baker’s attention by The Men’s Network.

MHF CEO Peter Baker has called for a full public debate. He said: ‘Male circumcision is often viewed as an anodyne procedure – in stark contrast to the barbarity of female circumcision – but it is actually a potentially highly dangerous practice about which we need a full public debate sooner rather than later. We cannot shy away from this any longer.’

Glen Poole, Strategic Director of The Men’s Network will now be facilitating a one day mini conference – How To Prevent Unnecessary Male Circumcision – at Keele University in July. He will be inviting representatives from The Men’s Health Forum to attend along with representatives of the medical profession, religious communities, children’s charities, equality and diversity practitioners, human rights campaigners, legal experts, men’s rights campaigners and male survivors of the procedure who wish they had not been subjected to unnecessary circumcision without their consent.

The conference will be hosted by the UK charity Genital Autonomy which campaigns for an end to non-therapeutic genital surgery on children whether they are intersex, female or male.

To buy your tickets NOW for this event and take part in this important debate CLICK HERE NOW.

To read the full statement from Peter Baker at The Men’s Health Forum CLICK HERE NOW.

To read more of the case of the Oldham baby boy who died after circumcision CLICK NOW.

To read one of our previous blogs on this post – time to stop male genital mutiliation in the UK – CLICK HERE NOW.

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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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4 comments on “UK Men’s Health leader calls for national debate on male circumcision
  1. [...] The head of the UK's leading men's health organisations – Peter Baker, CEO of the The Men's Health Forum (MHF) – has called for a full public debate on the …brightonmanplan.wordpress.com/…/uk-mens-health-leader-cal… [...]

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  3. Having been circumcised in infancy and regretting it all my life,I would want no other baby boy to be the subject of such genital deprivation if not medicallyt necessary ,and then with minimal tissue loss. Circumcision is permanently disfiguring,it is a genital mutilation,its status constantly embarrassing,amnd the aensory loss enormous. Would any parent so wound a much loved perfectly formed baby son,that could leave him crippled and resentful all his life ?
    Routione circumcision should be made illegal and enforced.

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