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Gambia outlaws female genital mutilation

Gambia has joined at least 20 African countries to ban the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), an antiquated tradition involving the partial or full removal of the female genitalia.

Heated protests over four-year-old Florida boy's circumcision

Boynton Beach - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether or not to circumcise their son has been going on for four years, involving a prolonged court battle, protests and now, a national debate over whether circumcision is necessary.

Denmark: Public-supported ban on male circumcision sparks debate

A poll conducted by a newspaper in Denmark showed that almost three-quarters of Danes think that circumcision should be restricted or banned completely, and this prompted Denmark's parliament to debate the issue earlier today.

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

Melbourne - A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

Greed fueled mass circumcision deaths: South Africa official

Johannesburg - Charlatans looking to make a quick buck "hijacked" the traditional male circumcision rituals that killed 36 boys over nine days, South Africa's health minister said Wednesday.

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk, says study

According to a study, published in the online journal mBio and released on Tuesday, men's chances of being infected with HIV are reduced if they are circumcised.

Study: Circumcision reduces sexual pleasure in men

A new study claims to find that men who have had their foreskin removed as children or as adults enjoy less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than men who have not.

Germany approves circumcision on boys

The German cabinet has approved proposals that will make circumcision explicitly legal for male children, providing it is carried out by trained experts. The decision ends months of uncertainty over the legality of ritual circumcision.

US Pediatricians say circumcision benefits outweigh the risks

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now saying the health benefits of circumcision outweigh any risks from the procedure and even suggested it be covered by insurance.

German rabbi faces criminal charges for performing circumcision

Cologne - A German rabbi faces criminal charges for performing a ritual circumcision after a doctor claimed the rabbi inflicted physical harm during a ritual brit milah.

German government seeks to reassure Jews and Muslims

The German government has sought to reassure Jews and Muslims that their religious practice of infant circumcision will be protected, despite an earlier court ruling that the child's right to bodily integrity outweighed the parents' rights.

Jews, Muslims upset at German circumcision ban

Cologne - A regional court in Cologne, Germany has banned circumcision in a heavy-handed ruling that has raised the ire of Jews, Muslims and many others who opt to circumcise their male children.

Study: Circumcision for prostate cancer prevention?

Circumcised men show a lower risk for developing prostate cancer –– the most common cancer diagnosed in men today –– a new study finds.

Reporter agrees to circumcision for story

A journalist in Papua New Guinea agreed to be circumcised with bamboo sticks in order to get a story which resulted in a tightening of borders and a "best scoop" award.

CDC: Fewer baby boys getting circumcised

Data from three separate US national surveys show the number of baby boys circumcised in hospitals has dropped in the past ten years.

Adult Circumcision Leads to Penis Amputation, Trial to Begin

The trial is set to begin in the case of a patient who had his penis amputated during a procedure to perform an adult circumcision.

Thieves steal teddy bears from religious ceremony as guests dine

New York - It was the solemn occasion of the Jewish ceremony called a "bris" or the circumcision of two 8-day-old grandchildren of a local lawmaker. But while a sumptuous meal was being served, two thieves arrived and clipped all the teddy bear centerpieces.

Op-Ed: Mass genital mutilation in world record attempt

Saturday, 7 May 2011, the city of Manila in the Philippines has attempted to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by circumcising as many boys as possible.

Mother to sue Miami hospital that wrongfully circumcised baby

Miami - The mother of a baby boy plans to sue a Miami hospital for $1 million for accidentally circumcising her son without her consent.

British Columbia Father Convicted of Botched Circumcision of Son

The Crown is going after a British Columbia father who did a circumcision on his four-year-old son promising the child "extra protection from God."

Father Guilty of Negligence in Circumcision of Toddler

A Metro Vancouver man who attempted to circumcise his four-year-old son using a razor blade, a kitchen cutting board, and a veterinary blood coagulant was recently found guilty of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

To reduce spread of HIV, CDC considers promoting circumcision

In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering making circumcision recommendations for baby boys. Critics plan protests at CDC's National H.I.V. Prevention Conference going on this week in Atlanta.

HIV Circumcision Study Cut Short

An Uganda study has suggested that females are not protected from contracting HIV if a man is circumcised. It has been prior knowledge that women are better protected from HIV if the male has been circumcised.

Cases of Death By Circumcision Reported In S. Africa, A Very Painful Death Indeed

While South African President Thabo Mbeki has been criticized for his role as mediator for Zimbabwe, he has another thing to be embarrassed about.

Mom Can't Sue Docs For Circumcision

Dawn Nelson didn't like the way her son looked after his circumcision but a judge ruled that she can't sue the doctor or the hospital. The boy was born Jan. 21, 2000 at Unity Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Boy Gets To Tell His Side Of Things In Family Dispute On Circumcision

A twelve year old boy Court. The court is allowing the son of James and Lisa Boldt to have his say about being circumcised. Both parents state that their child sides with them. Now the son will be able to let a judge in on his thoughts.

Circumcision Does Not Take The Fun Out Of Sex

A new study shows that circumcision does not curb sexual enjoyment. The study was conducted using almost 5,000 Ugandan men half of which were circumcised and others who have not had the operation.

'Intactivists' Fighting Against Circumcision Making Headway

Circumcision was once considered the norm, with 85 per cent of male infants having the procedure in 1965. Those numbers are falling, as more and more parents begin to question the legitimacy of removing the foreskin of baby boys within hours of birth.

Circumcision: A religious right or barbarism?

The highest-level case in American history involving the right to circumcision is slated to be heard this fall, when the Oregon Supreme Court rules on whether a father can have his 12-year-old son undergo the procedure.

Does circumcision affect your sex life?

Two studies have thrown up conflicting evidence as to whether circumcision could harm a man's sex life.
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An estranged Florida couple s yearslong fight over whether to circumcise their son appears near an e...
An estranged Florida couple's yearslong fight over whether to circumcise their son appears near an end.
Anti-circumcision graffiti in Tel Aviv  Israel
Anti-circumcision graffiti in Tel Aviv, Israel
Protestor holding an anti-circumcision sign at the San Francisco Pride Parade
Protestor holding an anti-circumcision sign at the San Francisco Pride Parade
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