The rise and fall of male circumcision
During the mid 20th century, male circumcision reached its peak in Australia with more than 90% of males undergoing the procedure shortly after birth. However, today this percentage has not only dropped by half, but seen many medical professionals, parents and men speak out against the practice entirely. What caused this cultural shift? And why did the Western world adopt the practice in the first place?
- Melissa Kang – Associate Professor in Public Health in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.
- Allison Cummins – Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.
- Melanie, Heidi, Lesley.
Producer: Jake Morcom.