Don't you think circumcision of a male newborn is genital mutilation?
google 'botched circumcision' & 2 words: "galloping gangrene". It'll keep you up at night for weeks.
I think it is done at such an early age because it must really hurt and they don't remember it, but it does say in the Bible to do it at 8 days old. That is when my sons had it done as well. It hurt me just seeing it!
Not at all. That said, if I had the opportunity to choose, I would likely have chose to not be circumcised.
Not that I have anything against it. But I simply believe in leaving things as they are.
To be more specific on the question, so long as everything works...it's not mutilation.
advisor4qb & Springboard : You both aced the question. Fantastic. Yes it is 8 days before the cut - why? Because when brand new - the skin is still really tight and loosens up over time.
And that's why there are so many botched circumcisions - and they end up 'pointing askew' to the left or right. Scar tissue - etc.
So folks! the Bible is correct wait 8 days! But Amercian Hospitals do it on the first day - and complications could be avoided if just wait.
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