Talk:Circumcision and law

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Distinction between law as it applies to adults vs. children[edit]

This article fails to make this distinction. Clearly law is, and ought to be, applied differently to consenting adults and children.

In fact, the circumcision of infants is the main point of this article because no one contests the right of an adult to genital alterations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DavidHGrateful (talkcontribs) 20:24, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Actually the article does cover this in several places. Zad68 02:43, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
That's just it. It does mention it in several places, but it is not a clear distinction from the beginning.DavidHGrateful (talk) 05:30, 19 November 2013 (UTC)


Can we get a color coded map of where it is illegal, where it is discouraged, and where it is common? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:37, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

+1. The prose makes it very hard to understand what's the standing in a given country. As I understood, male children are not currently protected from mutilation in any country, but in at least Australia and South Africa cosmetic MGM is banned (as opposed to one on religious basis). In a few countries, there's a ban on mutilation done by a non-certified person. KiloByte (talk) 06:43, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Inconsistent Terminology[edit]

This article does not refer to make circumcision as mutilation even once whereas the article on female circumcision refers to it as female genital mutilation throughout. Although the procedures differ, both result in mutilated, less functional genitals (

Perhaps, the source of this is cultural acceptance of one and not the other? (talk) 17:51, 11 August 2014 (UTC)