Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 30 (2):167-190 (2020)

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Eldar Sarajlic
Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
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When I was a child, my parents had me circumcised. I was too young to have any recollection of it, but their intervention in my body is now a permanent part of my identity. They did it for cultural reasons: we come from a Muslim tradition, in which infant circumcision is one of the most important identity markers. This identity was etched in my body even before I was able to speak.Infant circumcision is one of the many ways parents shape their children's bodies for cultural reasons. Parental interventions range from less invasive, such as haircuts and ear piercing, to more invasive and permanent, such as surgeries to reshape some parts of the child's body, like the nose, eyelids, or genitals.The current moral...
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