It does not seem ethically correct to subject boys to a circumcision surgical. This procedure is considered “questionable, unproven and irrelevant” by an independent international panel
A hotly-debated issue is that concerning the ethics of circumcision of boys when they are unable to give their informed consent for the procedure. It is clear that the debate on this issue is far from over.
The controversy stems from the hypothetical benefits derived from circumcision, including protection from contracting the HIV virus, genital herpes, genital warts, penile cancer and even some infections of the genital tract, all claims which are questionable, unproven and irrelevant in the context of public health in Western countries as said “an independent international panel—composed of 38 leading paediatricians, paediatric surgeons, urologists, medical ethicists and heads of hospital boards and children’s health societies” (Journal Medical Ethics 39; 418-420, 2013).
The article also affirms that “the overall balance of opinion may be shifting towards one of general scepticism concerning circumcision, even within religious communities…what is needed now is productive and respectful dialogue moving forward…”
Our bioethics assessment
Based on these considerations, it does not seem ethically correct to subject boys to a surgical procedure before they can decide for themselves.