Tag Archives: informed consent

New penile sensitivity research complicates informed consent

New research published in the British Journal of Urology appears to demonstrate the damage to sexual function and sensitivity caused by circumcision. This new information will likely nix any idea of circumcision in the average consumer of cosmetic procedures. It … Continue reading

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NOTEBOOK: Circumcision, the West’s answer to failure

Informed consent is a concept with a relatively recent history in Western medical practice. In the United States, it grew from a number of court cases from the 1950s that dealt with consent in the context of medical mistakes. If … Continue reading

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SOUTH KOREA: Circumcision causes reduction in sexual satisfaction in 20% of men

A recent study to be published in an as yet undisclosed British journal sometime in February of 2007 reportedly shows that 20% of men experienced reduced sexual satisfaction while 6% reported greater satisfaction and 74% reported no difference. One area … Continue reading

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INFORMED CONSENT: Lessons from HIV vaccine trials

In most cases, informed consent in male circumcision is unlikely and complicated by the cultural and sociological setting where myths are common and understanding of the risks is low or unacknowledged by the proponents. A major concern in any HIV prevention tool that involves … Continue reading

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