Honestly it's simply genital mutilation. A parent should have no right to do it upon any grounds, it should be completely up to the child to decide. Why anyone would want to is bizarre anyway. There are no health improvements from it, as long as you wash you are fine. We all fine as long as we wash our bodies, health risks will be prevalent all over the body if you do not wash, that is no reason to start dissecting pieces off. On religious grounds, again it should be up to the child, it is down to them what they want to believe or not believe .
I would say no, because it is wrong to do anything violent to anyone, but i don't really care
Unless there is a serious medical condition that requires circumcision, but the vast majority of babies don't have that problem. Any other reason is BS. The diseases circumcision advocates claim it prevents are either easily treatable without hacking off a baby boy's sensitive bits or make the individual more likely to get the disease. Religion is not a reason because any non-medical alteration of the female genitals on an infant is illegal in many placers that still allow circumcision, yet there are many tribal religions that involve some sort of mutilation of the female genitals as some sort of ritual. The real reason circumcision became common among non-jews and non-muslims is because it was said to deter masturbation because of the removal of the penis's most sensitive part and the pain of the operation that would make whatever poor boy was having the circumcision associate masturbation with the pain of having his foreskin cut off without anesthesia. As you can tell, I feel quite strongly about this.
Male circumcision is nothing like the horrible torture they do to women. Still both should be illegal unless there is a medical need.
There is a religious significance and is commanded by God. I am circumcised.
Honestly it depends on what is more healthy now-a-days because few people do this for religious reason. I've heard that being circumsised is healthier and it is also religious so I would choose this.
If the kid is like a teen or something, than no. But if it is for religious purpose than yeah.
it doesn't hurt the kid. people have done it for a long time and the kids are fine female genital mutilation is the one that actually causes long lasting physical pain and problems.
Yes. A parent should be allowed to make health decisions for their child. Male Circumcision goes both ways. The WHO recognizes it as a medically okay thing to do. It is easier to clean, makes the penis less susceptible to infection, and has no side affects. If it is wrong to perform what some call "genital mutilation", then by the same logic, parents shouldn't be allowed to ask a doctor to give their kids a vaccine. You're poking a hole in the child's body with out their permission.