The First Cut


A series of articles in The Skeptic examined the relatively common practice of infant male circumcision. Is surgical removal of a child’s foreskin a harmless – or even beneficial – cultural practice, or genital mutilation on an individual who lacks the capacity to consent?

Marianne Baker PhD opened the discussion with male routine infant circumcision (RIC) or genital mutilation (MGM)?

Brian J Morris PhD replied with Science Supports Infant Circumcision, So Should Skeptics

Brian Earp and Robert Darby Ph.D replied with Does Science Support Infant Circumcision?