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By Anonymous - 23/7/2019 18:45
Today, as it happens too much, I had to perform a circumcision on a healthy newborn baby boy for no medical reason, but because his parents forced it, even after being told all the objective reasons not to have it done. Sometimes, I really hate my job. FML
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By  Ashamed_Sister  |  60

Male circumcision performed on children is a form of genital mutilation, no matter whether it's a tradition or not. The foreskin serves a purpose and all the alleged reasons why it should be removed are not real. If OP cannot handle circumcisions she should search for a different job but that's not necessarily the best option. Since she's reasonable enough to reject this form of mutilation she might be able to influence the decisions of some parents or at least help shape public perception.

By  Callyn  |  47

We don't allow female circumcision for religious reasons. Why is mutilating a baby boy because of religion ok?

For a general male without any special health issues, there is no reason to circumcise except religion. Circumcision removes vital nerve endings, functional bits of flesh and turns the head of the penis from an internal organ to an external organ. It can lead to erectile disfunction or worse. Botched circumcisions can cause the penis to be removed completely. The only non-religious arguments are 'it looks gross', which can be dismissed right away, and that it is cleaner, which is only true if the male doesn't bathe at least once a year.

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  Callyn  |  47

We don't allow female circumcision for religious reasons. Why is mutilating a baby boy because of religion ok?

For a general male without any special health issues, there is no reason to circumcise except religion. Circumcision removes vital nerve endings, functional bits of flesh and turns the head of the penis from an internal organ to an external organ. It can lead to erectile disfunction or worse. Botched circumcisions can cause the penis to be removed completely. The only non-religious arguments are 'it looks gross', which can be dismissed right away, and that it is cleaner, which is only true if the male doesn't bathe at least once a year.

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According to law female circumcision is illegal while male is not. It’s completely up to the parents, get over it.

I agree, if op doesn’t like doing it then they should request of their employer not be put in that position, or find another career

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  Callyn  |  47

If it were the other way around, would you 'get over it'? Genital mutilation is genital mutilation and it should be illegal unless done on a consenting adult.

By  Ashamed_Sister  |  60

Male circumcision performed on children is a form of genital mutilation, no matter whether it's a tradition or not. The foreskin serves a purpose and all the alleged reasons why it should be removed are not real. If OP cannot handle circumcisions she should search for a different job but that's not necessarily the best option. Since she's reasonable enough to reject this form of mutilation she might be able to influence the decisions of some parents or at least help shape public perception.