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canada goose clearance sale The son of a canada goose outlet in canada rabbi awaits his Brit Milah (Picture: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post/Getty)This week, the Icelandic Parliament has put forward a bill in which there would be a penalty of up to six years in prison for parents who have a goose outlet canada circumcision performed on their babies or young sons. canada goose clearance sale

Harriet Sherwood in the Guardian canada goose jacket outlet uk reports that this is ‘for anyone carrying out circumcision for non medical reasons’.

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Canada Goose online What it’s like to train as a female rabbiIf it goes into law, Iceland would be the first European country to ban religious male circumcision. Canada Goose online

buy canada goose jacket Growing up in the UK Jewish community, child male circumcision, or Brit Milah in Hebrew, was always presented to me as a right of passage. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose The male child is named canada goose outlet uk on their canada goose outlet location eighth day in the world and circumcised (removal of the foreskin) in front of family and friends, canada goose parka outlet as part of a covenant with God to keep the Jewish faith. canada goose

It is intrinsic to a man’s identity as a Jew canada goose outlet ontario in religious law. The act is done by qualified specialist doctors named Mohels and often in peoples homes using sterile equipment and sometimes anaesthetic creams (or in hospital if required by parents).

Many Jews canada goose factory outlet and Muslims also eschew male circumcision because they do not believe in it religiously or worry about their human rights or that of their child.

Most of the Jewish men I know personally canada goose outlet hong kong have not complained about their human rights being infringed with circumcision, due canada goose uk to it being done at such a young age some do not remember it at all.

Canada Goose sale However, some Jews and Muslims around the world have spoken out to charities about their physical and mental health issues which they feel were caused by circumcision and infringement of their rights. This is in the minority, but no less important. Canada Goose sale

Silja Dgg Gunnarsdttir MP, who put forward the bill in Iceland, says that the non medical circumcision of baby boys violates their human rights as outlined in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, and compared it to female genital mutilation (FGM) which is banned canada goose outlet orlando in Iceland and the UK.

cheap Canada Goose Both canada goose outlet trillium parka black Jewish and Muslim leaders have angrily criticised the bill, calling it an attack on religious freedom and tolerance. cheap Canada Goose

Milah canada goose outlet UK, the Jewish group that campaigns to protect religious circumcision released a statement on this in which they canada goose outlet store toronto commented,

‘Brit Milah is a minor procedure. The parents expect that it will be carried out in a clean environment by a trained practitioner.

canada goose coats on sale ‘There is no recognised long term negative impact on the child for the rest of his life. canada goose coats on sale

canadian goose jacket ‘Millions of men arecircumcised around the world and are unaffected in their everyday lives canada goose outlet miami by having undergone the procedure.’ canadian goose jacket

canada goose clearance They also feel that Brit canada goose outlet germany Milah and male circumcision in the Islamic faith is incomparable to FGM as it is a minor surgery and canada goose outlet nyc does not cause painful intercourse or severe canada goose outlet website legit medical complications. It is also not done for brutal or negative reasons. canada goose clearance

canada goose black friday sale We spoke to a Jewish Mohel (a doctor of circumcision) in the UK about these issues, who is qualified medically. While they wish to remain anonymous they have said, canada goose black friday sale

‘Child male circumcision embodies what it means to be Jewish for mothers and fathers. The rite connects with past generations.

Canada Goose Jackets ‘To prevent Jews from performing Brit Milah would present a canada goose outlet houston break in tradition and an attack on the sense of deep belonging that Jews have. Canada Goose Jackets

Canada Goose Parka ‘This is why most Jews will staunchly defend the practice.’ Canada Goose Parka

General anaesthetic comes with a risk of complications, doctors need a pretty urgent reason to put an eight day old baby to sleep!

‘For local anaesthesia, again there are different types and some Mohels are happy to employ these methods.

‘One option is an injection of a numbing agent into the nerves.

‘In theory this should numb the organ and therefore cause less pain to the child however several injections would be needed and as the anatomy is so small, it may not be precise enough to stop pain.

‘Numbing creams can be used but their use is not widespread.’

However, Dr Mohammad Howlader of the London Sunnah Circumcision Clinic, an expert in the Islamic community on circumcision, does use anaesthetic.

‘The pain [experienced by the infant] is only canada goose outlet in montreal for 10 seconds from a local anaesthetic injection with the smallest needle,’ he says.

canada goose coats ‘We canada goose outlet uk fake infiltrate local anaesthetic (combination of short acting lignocaine and long acting bupivacaine) injection around the area before the procedure to ensure the baby is pain free. This works with immediate effect.’ canada goose coats.

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