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VICTOR SCHONFELD: It’s a Boy

“It’s a Boy” is a movie that has broken some very thick ice on a very difficult subject in Germany, of all places, and in other countries. Although I haven’t been very active in recent months on the issue, circumcision … Continue reading

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UK: Infant and child circumcision could violate Human Rights Act

The Telegraph reports that a lecturer in ethics at Glasgow University has published a paper in the journal Clinical Ethics, arguing that it is unethical to circumcise boys for no medical reason. Dr. David Shaw writes that a doctor who performs … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA: Royal Australasian College of Physicians says newborn circumcision still not justified

When considering routine infant circumcision, ethical concerns have focused on recognition of the functional role of the foreskin, the non-therapeutic nature of the operation, and the psychological distress felt by some adult males circumcised as infants. The possibility that routine … Continue reading

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