11 doctors weighed in:
Why is female circumcision considered bad in Africa but male circumcision considered good in us?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Because it is not standard for male circumcision to have horrific outcomes or to lead to death.
Whereas female genital mutilation (that is what it really is) often leads to awful results such as severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent >>.

In brief: Possibly
Because it is not standard for male circumcision to have horrific outcomes or to lead to death.
Whereas female genital mutilation (that is what it really is) often leads to awful results such as severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
infections, septicemia, transmission of Hepatitis, Tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. There are many deaths that result from female circumcisions - some of these are babies. There is no medical indication for mutilating a females genital ever. Although argued by some -there are at least some medical indications for male circumcisions.
Dr. Martin Raff
Female circumcision is a societal means of depriving women of their normal sexual function and is usually practiced by devotees of religions which do the same thing (hiding body parts, hair, removal from societal contacts, etc.). If women were let loose and allowed to change society it would only be for the better.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Female circumcision
Is banned in all civilized countries, not just africa.
It is "criminal mutilation". Male circumcision is an accepted religious rite for jews and muslims. It prevents cancer of the penis. Cures phimosis. Reduces risk of utis in baby boys. A treatment for premature ejaculations. Circumcised fathers often want their sons to look like them. Many anti-circumcision arguments are valid.Is personal freedom.

In brief: Female circumcision
Is banned in all civilized countries, not just africa.
It is "criminal mutilation". Male circumcision is an accepted religious rite for jews and muslims. It prevents cancer of the penis. Cures phimosis. Reduces risk of utis in baby boys. A treatment for premature ejaculations. Circumcised fathers often want their sons to look like them. Many anti-circumcision arguments are valid.Is personal freedom.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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