Can minors consent to genital modification?

Here is Tammy with her mothers and older brother Edgar at his recent bar mitzvah. Mother Pauline said Tammy was shy and unhappy as a boy when compared to her older, outgoing brothers

Here is Tammy with her mothers and older brother Edgar at his recent bar mitzvah. Mother Pauline said Tammy was shy and unhappy as a boy when compared to her older, outgoing brothers

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Comment: Can minors consent to other forms of genital modification, like circumcision, clitoridectomy or even infibulation? Every kind of surgery heals better when young. Should we be Eurocentric about what is culturally acceptable?

One thought on “Can minors consent to genital modification?

  1. I’m not that far removed from my teenage years and even I know that children have no idea what they’re talking about most of the time. Perhaps minors can consent to some things, like life-saving surgeries or preventative procedures, but anything major and permanent is something that an 11-year-old’s brain is unable to understand.

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