National Secular Society

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The National Secular Society (NSS) is a British non-governmental organisation that advocates separation of church and state. The NSS is the parent organisation of the Secular Medical Forum.

Opposition to genital cutting of children

The NSS published the opinion of Dr Antony Lempert who opposesd the genital cutting of children.[1]

The NSS has taken a position in opposition to non-therapeutic (ritual) circumcision of male children.[2]

Investigation of medical doctors

The CSS used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain information on the discipline of medical doctors by the General Medical Council (GMC). The GMC holds four disciplinary sessions a year. Over the last decade it has disciplined 39 doctors for ritual (non-therapeutic) circumcision issues. The Medical Protection Society warned circumcision carries "considerable risks and complications”.[3]


Barrister James Chegwidden addressed the meeting of the National Secular Society about the state of the law in the United Kingdom concerning male circumcision.

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External links


  1. REFweb Lempert, Antony (31 January 2022). Recent studies agree: the risks of circumcision outweigh any benefits. It’s time to rethink our permissive approach to genital cutting, National Secular Society. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  2. REFweb Sanchez, Alejandro (2 November 2022). Our health system is failing to protect children from ritual circumcision, National Secular Society. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
  3. REFnews Penmman, Andrew (19 January 2023)."Exposed: the horror statistics behind ritual circumcision of baby boys in the UK", Mirror. Retrieved 20 January 2023.