The lawfulness of non-therapeutic circumcision of children is unclear. This article examines the position of the non-therapeutic amputative operation under law.
- protection from infection.
- prevention of meatal stenosis in boys.
- provide heathy emolients to the underlying glans penis.
- facilitation of penetration during intercourse.
- reduction of friction, chaffing, and abrasions during intercourse.
- provision of sensation. 
- provision of pleasure to the female partner.
British Common Law
The right of personal security consists in a person’s legal and uninterrupted enjoyment of this life, his limbs, his health, and his reputation.
- Parents owe their children maintenance, protection, and education.
- Parental rights derive from parental duty to their children. Parents are given rights to enable them to carry out their obligations to their children.
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