Implicit within this discourse is a parallel discourse on female sexuality. For some couples, it can take the man up to a month to achieve penetration. While medical complications are generally rare for boys who experience foreskin circumcision especially in more developed countries, health consequences for all types of FGM are generally more severe for girls. Circumcision Rates Vary Widely in U. A Human Tragedy , New York:
Male vs. Female Circumcision
It is a beautifying operation, cosmetic surgery at its best. To this end, I drew comparisons to male circumcision: Contact health or other influential authorities in your area to notify them about the problem. The findings of The Hite Report were quickly taken up by feminists and helped support the earlier claims made by Anne Koedt in her article, The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm . There are no easy ways to draw analogies between male and female circumcision. Based on the evidence though, our conclusion is that comparing male to female circumcision is like comparing apples to oranges — in the same field but clearly not exactly the same.
Female Genital Mutilation is bad, so why is Male Circumcision for non-medical reasons OK?
Just as Taher has had to struggle to be comfortable with herself, many men who were circumcised as infants feel just as much internal turmoil. Brian D Earp is a scientist and ethicist. I talked to one victim who wished to remain anonymous because he generally keeps quiet about his feelings on his own circumcision, rather than face ridicule. Obstetric complications include perineal lacerations and inevitable need for episiotomy in infibulated paturients. This necessarily constitutes an important functional disfunction in terms of the necessary foreplay to intercourse. It has the obligatory role of activation-establishment of the epigenetic connection of the orgasmic circuit.
For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment. As with all harmful cultural norms, there is a knee-jerk reaction to defend a decision that was made with flawed information, or out of ignorance. What is rarely mentioned in these discussions, however, is that the external female genitalia are also richly endowed with Langerhans cells. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms.