Babies Feel Pain ‘like Adults’

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University of Oxford, 21 Apr 2015 The brains of babies ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. World-first: MRI used to study infant pain Finds 18 of 20 brain ‘pain’ regions activate in (Search hits: 12 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 529.49)

Do the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks? A critique of the proposed CDC guidelines

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The full text of this article is available below, but the PDF version is recommended.   Brian D. Earp* Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a set of provisional guidelines concerning male circumcision, in which they suggest that the benefits of (Search hits: 14 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 529.49)

Female Genital Mutilation and Male Circumcision: Should There Be a Separate Ethical Discourse?

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…a slightly modified version at the University of Oxford’s Practical Ethics website. Introduction When the Canadian ethicist Margaret Somerville began to speak and write critically about the non-therapeutic circumcision of infant boys, she was attacked by some critics, accusing her of “detracting from the horror of female genital mutilation and weakening the case against it by speaking… (Search hits: 8 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 330.93)

The AAP Report on Circumcision: Bad Science + Bad Ethics = Bad Medicine

…breaks the skin of any child at any age–regardless of the level of risk involved, and regardless of the diminishing effects on function, and regardless of the reversibility of the procedure, and regardless of the child’s having had an opportunity to give some input as to the desirability of the intervention–should be considered ethically dubious. Rather, it is precisely the… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 132.37)