Anti-Circumcision Group Protests Near Campus

Sean Newhouse 
News Editor

Multiple students reported on Monday morning that anti-circumcision protestors held a demonstration at the corner of Brown and East Stewart Streets (near UDF).

The demonstrators were associated with Bloodstained Men, a national organization that advocates against circumcision.

Some protestors were seen wearing white pants with fake blood on their groin. Their signs included phrases such as “Stop Cutting Baby Penis” and “Circumcision Penis Mutilation.”

The group previously held a protest on University of Michigan’s campus.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the benefits of circumcision outweigh any risk. It is a religious practice for many Jews and Muslims.

The World Health Organization estimates the U.S. circumcision rate is between 76 and 92 percent. To compare, most Western European countries have rates of less than 20 percent.

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