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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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Paul Magno

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.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

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.
In the Media by Bart B. Van Bockstaele

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.
In the Media by Kathlyn Stone - 3 comments

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."
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Gordon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kay Mathews

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 13 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 9 comments

'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.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 11 comments

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.
In the Media by atheistperspective - 4 comments

Does circumcision affect your sex life?

Two studies have thrown up conflicting evidence as to whether circumcision could harm a man's sex life.
In the Media by Leah - 5 comments

New York City Plans to Promote Circumcision - Free Of Charge

A campaign is launching in New York that will encourage men to get circumcised as a means to reduce the number of AIDS cases.
In the Media by malan - 2 comments

Eritrea Bans Female Circumcision

The Eritrean information ministry has banned the live-threatening practice of female circumcision in Eritrea.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 10 comments

Fight Over Circumcision Divides Kenyan Town

The serene atmosphere at Kiriani High School, on the outskirts of Meru town in eastern Kenya, has been disrupted by a row over whether the school should admit uncircumcized male students.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 3 comments

Female circumcision 'not Islamic'

Egypts top muslim clerics have attempted to distance Islam from the practice of female genital mutilation, saying the religion does not need it.
In the Media by greger69 - 3 comments
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Protestor holding an anti-circumcision sign at the San Francisco Pride Parade
Protestor holding an anti-circumcision sign at the San Francisco Pride Parade
Anti-circumcision graffiti in Tel Aviv  Israel
Anti-circumcision graffiti in Tel Aviv, Israel

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