Monash Bioethics Review

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 60–69 | Cite as

In Defence of Male Circumcision

  • Mirko D. Garasic
  • LUISS University


Controversies over the acceptability of male circumcision (MC) are not new to the international bioethical community. I do not expect to add much to the arguments or evidence presented elsewhere, but I want to acknowledge the often-overlooked political element in which the debate is entrenched. In fairness to those sympathetic to the circumcision ban, I will first introduce some supportive arguments to their position. Next, I will show the limits of those critiques, affirming that MC should not be outlawed in any liberal country, but that its permissibility only be evaluated within its medico-ethical dimension without the political charge often associated with the issue.


Male Circumcision Sexual Pleasure MONASH Bioethic Review Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Medical Male Circumcision 
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© Monash University 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

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