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Beth E. Rivin, Douglas S. Diekema, Anna C. Mastroianni, John N. Krieger, Jeffrey D. Klausner and Brian J. Morris

Introduction We evaluate an article by Peter Adler ( Adler, 2016 ), a legal advisor for an anti-circumcision organisation. His article attempts to undermine draft recommendations favouring male circumcision ( mc ) in the United States that were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and

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Marie Fox and Michael Thomson

Short Changed? The Law and Ethics of Male Circumcision MARIE FOX AND MICHAEL THOMSON Law School, Keele University Introduction Routine neonatal male circumcision has generally failed to excite medico-legal attention. Notwithstanding recent debates in the ethical literature, notably in special

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Marie Fox and Michael Thomson

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Edited by Michael Freeman

This collection offers a series of essays highlighting many of the most controversial of contemporary issues relating to children, medicine and health care including the participation rights of children, genetic testing, male circumcision, organ donation, gender reassignment, the rights of autistic children, anorexia nervosa. Essays are written by a range of leading scholars across a range of disciplines. A number of the essays in this collection were previously published in the International Journal of Children's Rights.
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Fearful Symmetries

Essays and Testimonies Around Excision and Circumcision

Edited by Chantal Zabus

Often labelled ‘rituals’ or ‘customs’, male circumcision and female excision are also irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and at times life-long consequences for both males and females. However, scholars and activists alike have been diffident about making a case for symmetry between these two practices. Fearful Symmetries investigates the sociological, medical, legal, and religious justifications for male circumcision and female excision while it points to various symmetries and asymmetries in their discursive representation in cultural anthropology, law, medicine, and literature.
Experts have been convened in the above fields – SAMI ALDEEB ABU-SAHLIEH, DOMINIQUE ARNAUD, LAURENCE COX, ROBERT DARBY, ANNE–MARIE DAUPHIN–TINTURIER, TOBE LEVIN, MICHAEL SINGLETON, J. STEVEN SVOBODA – along with first-person testimonies from J.K. BRAYTON, SAFAA FATHY, KOFFI KWAHULÉ, and ALEX WANJALA. The volume covers various genres such as sacred writings, literary and philosophical texts, websites, songs, experiential vignettes, cartoons, and film as well as a vast geographical spectrum – from Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya, and Somalia to the then Congo and contemporary Northern Zambia; from Syria to Australia and the United States.
In addressing many variants of excision and circumcision as well as other practices such as the elongation of the labia, and various forms of circumcision in Jewish, Islamic, and African contexts, Fearful Symmetries provides an unprecedented, panoptical view of both practices.
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Volker Wagner

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853310X507231 Vetus Testamentum 60 (2010) 447-464 brill.nl/vt Vetus Testamentum Profanität und Sakralisierung der Beschneidung im Alten Testament Volker Wagner Leipzig Abstract Until after the era of exile, (male) circumcision was not widely

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Dia Dabby and Amélie Barras

This practice [ male circumcision ] of unquestionably religious origins is common in the United States for non-religious purposes. Circumcision may be performed as a purely medical procedure conducted by a medical doctor, or it may be performed as part of a bris conducted by a medical doctor