One of the arguments you will hear trying to justify male circumcision and denounce female circumcision is that "Male circumcision has health benefits but Female Circumcision has no health benefits".
My opinion is that human rights supercede health benefits, and the Western Scientific Community appears to agree with me but only where female circumcision is concerned.
There are 2 issues here.
1 Cultural values. Some western cultures value male circumcision, but most do not. All western cultures view female circumcision as a human rights violation.
2 Availability of data. The truth is there is no reliable or valid data about the health benefits of female circumcision because no-one is interested if there are any benefits. The few correlational studies that do exist indictae there could indeed be health benefits similar to male circumcision.
At least this is some PROOF that there are some higher values than Health Benefits from genital surgery, and YES Human Rights are considered more important!!!!!! Unfortunately when it comes to circumcision though, only the human rights of females are considered important. SADLY!!!!!!
Read more: http://mondofown.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/female-circumcision-health-benefits.html