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Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Ala. Hospital

HEALTH | Jul 28
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

Germany Approves Bill to Protect Male Circumcision

HEALTH | By Frank Jordans | Dec 13
German lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a court ruling that the practice amounts to bodily harm led to an outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups.

NYC, Rabbis Clash Over Circumcision Ritual

HEALTH | By David B. Caruso | Oct 12
A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual.

German Bid to Keep Religious Circumcision Legal

HEALTH | Sep 26
Germany’s Justice Ministry has proposed new rules for religious circumcision of infant boys in an effort to ensure that those who carry out the procedure aren’t prosecuted.

N.Y.C. Health Board Approves Controversial Circumcision Form

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 14
New York City’s Board of Health has voted to require parents to sign a consent form before a mohel performs a controversial religious circumcision. Ultra-Orthodox Jews vow a fight.

Is Circumcision a Viable Option to Prevent HIV Infection?

HIV/AIDS | By Bran Luna LeFae | Aug 31
At last month’s 2012 International AIDS Conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised a campaign to circumcise adult male Africans as a preventative measure for HIV. But what does this mean for HIV prevention tactics in the United States?

Circumcision Pluses Outweigh Risks: Pediatricians

HIV/AIDS | By Lindsey Tanner | Aug 27
The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

Researchers: U.S. Circumcision Decline = Rises in STD Infections, Healthcare Costs

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
A study from Johns Hopkins University reports that the decrease of circumcisions in this country could lead to the spread of HIV and STDs and increase health-care costs.

Africans Urged to Make Circumcision Priority to Fight AIDS

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 16
A new report issued by several AIDS organizations urges African leaders to make voluntary medical male circumcision a top priority in order to reduce the spread of HIV.

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