One thing is circumcised for medical reasons.
and other circumcised for religiuos reasons.
About the frist, I think that nobody can discuss that if one person has phimosis, paraphimosis, then is good for his health do the circumcision.And also is very clear that if one person doesn´t have a good knowledge about the hygiene of the pennis, in the case
of the cleaning of his foreskin (If you have foreskin, is necessary dry the glans after clean?? if you don´t know this, maybe you have a problem).
AIDS, have you inmunited is you are circumcised? The male (not the female) has around 50% of not have the illness. yes, this is importat, can save lifes, but also the same doctors of OMS (if you read all the article, not only the parts that support your ideas)
are worried about this, because they are afraid that the problem of not use condoms in Africa, will grow up after this discovering. Condom is more secure that circumcision. If you want sex secure, you use condom, and if you want play hard, 50 % you don´t use.
About the Circumcision for religious. The Christianism borned from Judaism, In the fisrt years if you wanted to be a beliver in Jesus, you had to do the circumcision. The thing changed with San Paulo, he said that the no-jews can be circumcised or not. And
this is one of the reasons of extension of Christianity among the Mediterranean population, which did not have that habit, and also felt that it was a Jewish, not Roman. So, Catholic Church doesn´t have this practise. In the countries catholic there isn´t
this practise. The anglophone countries has this practise in a big percentage, because the Protestantism is more popular than the Catholicism, in the protestantism you have the
the duty and the right to interpret the holly scriptures, and in them, they said explicitly about do the circumcision. The puritans in the Mayflower believed in this.
About Muslim, Mahoma is (in his own words) the Last of many profets of God, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isa (Jesús) y Musa (Moisés). So, Muslim religion has the influence of Judaism, and also take the practise of circumcision.
If Church and State must be separated
then, Religion and Medicine. Try to give scientific support to religious practices is a symbol of little faith in God, is not understand what is the Faith.
The people that born in Catholic culture and in other cultures without this habit, if they don´t know have a good hygiene of their pennis, they will have problems. This is all, no more from the medical knowledge.
The problem becomes when someone try to justify their practices or ideas (about how society and person should be) using medical arguments.
Dr. Kellogg is one example. For this reason I told about him
Social Darwinism from the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Egas Moniz and the lobotomy, Nobel Prize in 1949 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All racism theories using biological or psychological grounds.
This is problem is old...
Hume book III, part I, section I of his A Treatise of Human Nature:
In every system of morality, which I have hitherto met with, I have always remark'd, that the author proceeds for some time in the ordinary ways of reasoning, and establishes the being of a God, or makes observations concerning human affairs; when all of a
sudden I am surpriz'd to find, that instead of the usual copulations of propositions, is, and is not, I meet with no proposition that is not connected with an ought, or an ought not. This change is imperceptible; but is however, of the last consequence. For
as this ought, or ought not, expresses some new relation or affirmation, 'tis necessary that it shou'd be observ'd and explain'd; and at the same time that a reason should be given; for what seems altogether inconceivable, how this new relation can be a deduction
from others, which are entirely different from it.