Symposium on circumcision
Rationalising circumcision: from tradition to fashion, from public health to individual freedom—critical notes on cultural persistence of the practice of genital mutilation
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I am pleased that the Journal of Medical Ethics has dealt with the ethics of circumcision. Circumcision has a seamy underside of violence and sexual abuse that can be seen in such disparate sources as the Bible [the hundred foreskin dowry] (1 Sam. 18:25-27) and the circumcision and slaughter of the Shechemites (Genesis chapter 34 ) . A...