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Amazon withdraws circumcision training kits after medical outrage
After an outrage over selling circumcision training kits online, the e-commerce giant Amazon has withdrawn them from its UK website.

The company was under fire for selling kits that could lead to a very risky practice being undertaken by people.

The kit included a model of a boy's genitals, scissors and scalpels. The company had received a letter from the National Secular Society (NSS) which had urged the company to withdraw the product.  

"Male circumcision in the UK is wholly unregulated and we fear that the sale of this product may encourage unqualified practitioners to carry out unnecessary surgery on infants in non-clinical conditions, resulting in serious harm," the letter said.

Though the product has been removed from the UK site, it is still available on the US site of the company. Medical experts have always said that even though circumcision is a very minor procedure but it must be carried out only by a trained doctor or by experts under the supervision of trained doctors. Putting infants under circumcision without proper medical care & expertise could result in even a fatality.

Amazon had come under criticism for making the kits easily available, thus in a way encouraging its practice and at the same time encouraging unqualified practitioners to attempt undertake the procedure. While the debate over circumcision being a healthy practice or not is yet open and wide, but no content has been made to the claims that if circumcision has to be carried out, it should be done under medical supervision. 

Circumcision is a practice common among Jews and Muslims but has lately started being undertaken by men of other faiths also as the benefits of circumcision have come to light.

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