Letter: Unethical cut

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The forced body modification of healthy unconsenting minors is unethical, whatever the reason. Doctors who genitally mutilate their patients for no therapeutic reason, contravene the axiom primum non nocere - "First, do no harm". The NHS Executive stated in 1995 that, "male circumcision on religious or social grounds is not an appropriate NHS service".

Dr JANET MENAGE

Rugby, Warwickshire

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