the cruelest cut

From: Russell Hoyle (
Date: Wed 31 May 1995 - 21:03:50 EEST

On Mon, 29 May 1995 Anrew Joelson wrote:
> Archaic? Is that why most western hospitals circumcise male babies?
> Gee, I thought it had something to do with general cleanliness and inhibiting
> disease.....

I think you will find this is NOT true, circumcision is now only done for certain medical indications, religious reasons, or strong parental wishes. It is by no means routine in any of the hospitals I have worked/studied in.


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