Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Shirley | 2008/05/21


Circumcision - recent legislative change

I am expecting my first child at the end of June and it's a little boy. My husband and I would like to have him circumcised however we are aware of some recent legislative changes pertaining to circumcision.
Please could you advise of the outcome of the changes re: the children's Act and how we can go about having our son circumcised?

Many thanks

Expert's Reply



Circumcisions are now only performed when there is a definite medical reason for the operation.

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Posted by: Anon | 2008/06/27

Shirley, get him circumcised. The new legislation in SA is very racist. It does not address circumcision that kills more teenagers as it is done in the veld with common razorblades. For those who want what is best, get it done after birth. You are ensuring a much safer, more enjoyable, trouble free life for your son. Circumcision at a late age is much more painful and can sometimes not be as aesthetic as when done as an infant. When you see how common it is in America and many other parts of the world, you see the benefits hands down. If it were my son, I would find a doctor or a Jewish mohel to do the circumcision if needs be. Good Luck!

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