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On the impermissibility of infant male circumcision: a response to Mazor (2013)
  1. Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
  1. Correspondence to Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon, 1108 S. Corning St. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA; eliungar{at}mac.com

Abstract

This is a response to Dr Joseph Mazor’s paper ‘The child's interests and the case for the permissibility of male infant circumcision.’ I argue that Dr Mazor fails to prove that bodily integrity and self-determination are mere interests as opposed to genuine rights in the case of infant male circumcision. Moreover, I cast doubt on the interest calculus that Dr Mazor employs to arrive at his conclusions about circumcision.

  • Circumcision
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Children
  • Decision-making
  • Ethics

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