San Francisco Citizens will have th eoportunity to vote on weather to ban or not male cirumcision on November.
New Scientist reports:
San Franciscans will be given the chance in November to vote on whether to ban male circumcision – pitting evidence that circumcising boys is the best way to reduce the spread of HIV against concerns that the process is a form of culturally accepted genital mutilation.
For several weeks, a group of individuals who call themselves “intactivists” have fanned out across San Francisco, clipboards in hand. Their goal: to collect enough signatures to get a measure to ban circumcisions in the city on a November ballot. The intactivists surpassed their goal this week, collecting more than 12,000 signatures – 4000 more than the minimum required to make the ballot.
Intactivists say circumcision is a form of torture and liken the practice to female genital mutilation. They also point to studies showing that the foreskin enhances sexual sensitivity and may protect against infections.
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