Being honest about medical involvement that contravenes “first of all, do no harm”

From the replies to the AAP 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement by Susan Bewley, Professor of Obstetrics and Sarah Strandjord, Professor of Pediatrics Kings College, London Following the retraction of its policy on female genital mutilation in 2010 (1,2,3,4), the American Academy of … Read More

Circumcision and the Copts: A History (Addendum): Evidence that the Christians of Egypt did not circumcise in late antiquity

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CIRCUMCISION AND THE COPTS – A HISTORY (ADDENDUM): EVIDENCE THAT THE CHRISTIANS OF EGYPT DID NOT CIRCUMCISE IN LATE ANTIQUITY SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 Portrait head of a man, 4th-7th century, Coptic textile fragment. The reader who is interested in the topic of … Read More

Sub-Saharan African randomized clinical trials into male circumcision and HIV transmission: Methodological, ethical, and legal concerns

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Full PDF accessible here: http://www.salem-news.com/fms/pdf/2011-12_JLM-Boyle-Hill.pdf Boyle GJ, Hill G. Abstract In 2007, WHO/UNAIDS recommended male circumcision as an HIV-preventive measure based on three sub-Saharan African randomised clinical trials (RCTs) into female-to-male sexual transmission. A related RCT investigated male-to-female transmission. However, the … Read More

Adding Insult to Injury: Acquisition of Erectile Dysfunction from Circumcision

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4/5 (1) Full text available in PDF format (above)   Introduction: Our new study published in the International Journal of Men’s Health showed that circumcised men have a 4.5 times greater chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) than intact men, revealing what appears to be … Read More

The efficacy of topical betamethasone for treating phimosis: a comparison of two treatment regimens.

Also available here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18455770 Urology. 2008 Jul;72(1):68-71. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.02.030. Epub 2008 May 2. The efficacy of topical betamethasone for treating phimosis: a comparison of two treatment regimens. Palmer LS1, Palmer JS. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of two … Read More

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