2001 Statement on Male Circumcision


[CIRP Note: This statement was produced pursuant to a 1997 request of the General Medical Council (GMC). The statement is limited to the medical aspects of non-therapeutic circumcision of male children. The ethics and legality of the procedure were not to be considered. Apparently, the GMC plans to address the the issues of the ethics and lawfulness of non-therapeutic circumcision of male children after receiving this medical statement.]

Pressroom Release

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

06 March 2001

Statement from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, The Royal College of Nursing, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Natural History of the Foreskin

Indications for circumcision

Criteria to be fulfilled in performing circumcision


Members of the Circumcision Working Party:

© Copyright The Royal College of Surgeons 2001


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