Snip or don’t snip? In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared that the benefits of circumcising boys outweighed the risks of the procedure. They cited health benefits that, while not great enough to warrant a recommendation for all males to undergo the procedure, were significant enough that it should be available to all, and that it should be covered by insurance. Not long after, the CDC concurred

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Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Jessica Wapner explores whether the gains are worth the loss

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Op-Ed, by Dan O’Connor, about why it’s so hard to talk about circumcision

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Regulating Rites

September 11, 2012

Although obtaining parental consent for ritual circumcision that includes metzizah b’peh (direct orogenital suction) is a necessary and appropriate step, some commentators have suggested that it is not sufficient

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A German ban on circumcision focuses attention on the right of parents to make decisions for their children

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