Urologist's Notebook Circumcision Revision: Circumcision Revision
- Medical, religious and social reasons for and against an ancient rite. Foddy, Bennett // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p415
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on infant male circumcision, its risks and benefits, and religious justifications of circumcision.
- Male circumcision and the enhancement debate: harm reduction, not prohibition. Savulescu, Julian // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p416
The author reflects on male circumcision, which is a common surgical procedure performed for health, religious, aesthetic, or social reasons. He states that circumcision has various risks and benefits and that there is a dispute concerning the likelihood and magnitude of the risks and benefits....
- The Orthopedic Origin of Popular Male Circumcision in America. Chubak, Barbara // AUANews;Oct2013, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p32
The article discusses the orthopedic origin of male circumcision in the U.S. Dr. Lewis Sayre first presented his argument in 1870 in favor of male circumcision. He theorized that peripheral irritation from the foreskin would reflect upon the whole system and generate the loss of controlling...
- U.S. male circumcision on the decline. // Contemporary Sexuality;Oct2010, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p7
This article discusses declining rates of male circumcision in the U.S. in 2010.
- Evaluations of circumcision should be circumscribed by the evidence. Benatar, David // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p431
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article on the ethics of male infant circumcision by Joseph Mazor.
- Circumcision, sexual dysfunction and the child's best interests: why the anatomical details matter. Lang, David P. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p429
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article on the ethics of infant male circumcision by Joseph Mazor.
- What philosophers can contribute in the face of fundamental empirical disagreement: a response to Benatar and Lang. Mazor, Joseph // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p432
A response from the author of an article on the ethics of male infant circumcision is presented.
- Male Infant Circumcision as a â€˜HIV Vaccineâ€™. Lyons, Barry // Public Health Ethics;Apr2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p90
This article deals with the specific claim that prophylactic male infant circumcision should be employed to prevent HIV transmission in countries in which the prevalence of HIV is relatively low. In a recent editorial, Australian researchers sought to promote the procedure as a â€˜surgical...
- Foreskin cutting beliefs and practices and the acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Papua New Guinea. MacLaren, David; Tommbe, Rachael; Mafile'o, Tracie; Manineng, Clement; Fregonese, Federica; Redman-MacLaren, Michelle; Wood, Michael; Browne, Kelwyn; Muller, Reinhold; Kaldor, John; McBride, William John // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: Male circumcision (MC) reduces HIV acquisition and is a key public health intervention in settings with high HIV prevalence, heterosexual transmission and low MC rates. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), where HIV prevalence is 0.8%, there is no medical MC program for HIV prevention. There...