PARITY-A Call for the Worldwide Condemnation and Criminalization of Infant Male Genital Mutilation [“Circumcision”]
Volume 2 - Issue 4
Mister Seun Ayoade*
- Independent Researcher, Alumnus, College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Received: November 03, 2020 Published: November 20, 2020
Corresponding author: Mister Seun Ayoade, BSc (Hons) PHYSIOLOGY, Independent Researcher, Alumnus, College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
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Female genital mutilation has been condemned far more than male genital mutilation. There seems to be a conspiracy in the scientific community to ignore the benefits of the intact prepuce (foreskin) and to deny the horrors of male genital mutilation. Science and human rights must always trump and triumph over superstition. The prepuce is on the penis for a purpose. The foreskin/prepuce is not something to be jettisoned like the umbilical cord. When the umbilical cord is severed neither baby nor mother feel any pain. Why? Because there are no nerves in the umbilical cord. Ditto when fingernails or hair is cut. Is this the case when an infant male is mutilated/circumcised? Not at all.