The number of newborn boys undergo genital mutilation has dropped a lot over the last 10 years. Largely because today's parents have found out what the foreskin is and what circumcision entails. A big reason for physicians in the U.S. to proceed with genital mutilation is that they get paid extra. Genital mutilation in the U.S. sales of almost one billion U.S. dollars. Are religious circumcision free? Female and male foreskin are identical and one purpose of removing it is to reduce sexual desire. In the 1150's. Rabbi Maimonides already wrote about that. Female genital mutilation occured in the U.S. until the late 1950s. In order to reduce sexual desire. And it's probably even today a reason to genital mutilation of boys. A Rabbi in a radio program said circumcision prevent boys from becoming misfits in society.
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