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In the s, the rate of circumcision in Australia was about 80 per cent. The ratio of cut to uncut has since reversed: It's estimated about 20 per cent of newborn boys are now circumcised. What happened? What's behind the falling rates of circumcision, and is there any good medical reason to have a hoodie or a helmet?
Although rates are falling in Australia, there are still thousands of newborns being circumcised every year. Meanwhile, Iceland has considered banning the procedure on the grounds it disregards a boy's right to self-determination.
The proposal won support from around one-third of Iceland's doctors, uncut arabs rattled the Jewish and Muslim communities, which practice ritual circumcision.
In the UK, some healthcare experts have called for a national ban on male circumcision to match the existing one on female genital mutilation. Earlier this year, a mother sued a doctor over her son's circumcision, which she says was performed without her consent. English-speaking countries such as the UK, Canada and Australia have seen a similar pattern of declining rates of circumcision from the s.
In the US, however, the rate has stayed high - more than half of newborn boys are going under the knife. Inthe American Academy of Pediatrics updated its policy on circumcision to recommend the procedure, saying there were more pros than cons:. Dr Nespolon from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners told Hack medical thinking on circumcision may have swung back uncut arabs little towards the procedure.
He said the kinds of illnesses circumcision may help prevent are not common in Australia and are mostly a product of social factors, not foreskin length. Studies show the most important factor in whether is circumcised are not necessarily what the national medical authorities are saying - it's whether the father is circumcised. Hack Home Podcast Contact. Why are Australian men no longer getting circumcised? Thursday 4 October pm. A doctor performs a circumcision.
Image: Getty. Share Facebook Twitter Mail Whatsapp. In the US, a mother is suing a clinic for removing more than the foreskin.
A man protests outside a courthouse in the US.Uncut arabs
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