College of Physicians & Surgeons of B.C. statement on Intact Boys

In 2004, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. came out with a strongly worded statement against circumcision. The full text can be seen at this link:
Quote from the document:
Circumcision removes the prepuce that covers and protects the head or the glans of the penis. The prepuce is composed of an outer skin and an inner mucosa that is rich in specialized sensory nerve endings and erogenous tissue. Circumcision is painful, and puts the patient at risk for complications ranging from minor, as in mild local infections, to more serious such as injury to the penis, meatal stenosis, urinary retention, urinary tract infection and, rarely, even haemorrhage leading to death.”

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