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

Routine (Non-Religious) Neonatal Circumcision and Bodily Integrity: A Transatlantic Dialogue

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Routine (Non-Religious) Neonatal Circumcision and Bodily Integrity: A Transatlantic Dialogue Dekkers, W. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Jun. 2009), pp. 125-46. Available on Project Muse (restricted access) Find on Project Muse Abstract: In the current debate … Read More

What Were the Original Motivations Behind Routine Infant Circumcision in the West?

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What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Circumcision Information Resource 2007-03-12 Also available at http://www.cirp.org/pages/whycirc.html What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Routine circumcision as a preventative or cure for masturbation … Read More

The Masturbation Taboo and the Rise of Routine Male Circumcision: A Review of the Historiography

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Robert Darby Journal of Social History, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring, 2003) Abstract: There is increasing scholarly interest in the history of routine male circumcision in Anglophone countries, but much disagreement as to whether prevention of masturbation was an important … Read More

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