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Germany Approves Bill to Protect Male Circumcision

By Frank Jordans | Thursday Dec 13, 2012
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

By David B. Caruso | Friday Oct 12, 2012
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

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012
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

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 14, 2012
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?

By Bran Luna LeFae | Friday Aug 31, 2012
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

By Lindsey Tanner | Monday Aug 27, 2012
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

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
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

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 16, 2012
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.

Zimbabwe Lawmakers Get Circumcised in AIDS Fight

By Gillian Gotora | Tuesday Jun 26, 2012
In Zimbabwe’s parliament, lawmakers belonging to a panel on health issues set up an HIV/AIDS testing and male circumcision center and said 20 legislators underwent the surgery on Friday.

Newborn Dies from Herpes After Circumcision Ritual

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Mar 10, 2012
New York City prosecutors are currently investigating the death of a newborn baby that contracted Type 1 herpes due to a controversial type of circumcision used by some ultra-Orthodox Jews.