A Cut Too Far? Male Circumcision

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Every year in the UK thousands of baby boys are circumcised for religious or cultural reasons. The practice, which involves removing a small part of their penis, is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. But several European countries are considering a ban on circumcision, unless there are medical reasons for the operation to be carried out. Is it something we should consider banning here? Journalist Adnan Sarwar was circumcised by his Muslim parents as an infant, and now he has questions about the operation and its safety. He begins his journey at an Islamic circumcision clinic in the East London Mosque. Dr Mohammad Howlader tells Adnan that, with the procedure unregulated in the UK, he wants to provide a safe clinical environment for children to be circumcised in. Adnan is astonished to discover that circumcision is an unregulated procedure in the UK and meets barrister James Chegwidden to find out what the legal position is.


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  • A Cut Too Far? raised a plethora of fascinating questions and if it didn't - couldn't - come up with any answers, it still stood out as an open-minded, generous-hearted look at an underexamined subject. And touched, occasionally, with grace.

    July 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Lucy Mangan

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  • Sarwar's conclusion - strict regulation but not an outright ban for fear of driving the practice underground - felt about right, and consistent with a measured examination of an overlooked topic.

    July 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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