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Is Routine Circumcision of Infants Ethical? History of Circumcision: Reviewing the history of circumcision and the many misguided reasons for its practice will help form an understanding of the multifaceted issues concerning routine infant circumcision. Some of the earliest evidence of male circumcision comes from Egypt around the year 3000 BC. However, researchers studying this practice do not understand or agree on its purpose. Some researches believe that circumcision was a form of...

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No Female Circumcision

Cons Female Circumcision Student One Communication Essentials Hermann Tatchen Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Cons Female Circumcision Some people believe that female circumcision is a traumatic, awful thing to do to a human being. Some people may see circumcision as an adequate form of disease control or some believe it’s a way of making a female pure by having her clitoris cut. It is not right to make decisions on behalf of another human, especially when...

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Female Circumcision

Female Genital Mutilation also known as female circumcision is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other harm caused to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons. FGM began in Africa many years ago and still has effect on many women today. There are four different types of female circumcision. The most common is type 1. Type 1 is called clitoridectomy, which is the removal of part or the entire clitoris. Clitoridectomy is widely spread...

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Male Circumcision

name here Male Circumcision Although the origins of circumcisions are unknown, it is commonly believed that the practice began about 12,000 years ago whereby a stone knife was used to chop off the extraneous skin at the tip of a male’s penis. The primary reason given in ancient societies for this practice was that they believed difficulties in retracting the foreskin were detrimental to the fertilization process (Morse, 2004). In another instance, the act of circumcision was widely practiced...

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Male Circumcision

about thirty percent of the world’s male population is circumcised. Male circumcision is when the tip of the penis or “foreskin,” is removed. This surgical procedure has been done for thousands of years, by cultures all over the world, for many different reasons such as religious, medical, social, and cultural. According to medical studies it can help reduce risks of catching sexually transmitted infections. Male circumcision is a controversial topic with many of point of views, ranging from complete...

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Male Circumcision Controversy

910641347 HED320, FALL 2011 Male Circumcision As the controversy in male circumcision continues, potential health benefits are the deciding factors for infant male circumcision. The history of circumcision shows encouragement from places around the world, including opposing views from both sides, for undergoing this procedure. In recent history, the advancement in medical research has provided substantial benefits. The health benefits associated with circumcision provide prevention of serious...

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Male Circumcision Debate

Male circumcision has long been a debate with decisions based on cultural, ethnic, religious and social preference of the parent. There are both benefits and risks associated with the procedure of male circumcision. The procedure involves the removal of some or, the entire foreskin around the penis. Neonatal circumcision is rising among English speaking countries and it is known now that more than 80% of the male population has been circumcised. (CDC, 2006) This number is rising however; studies...

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Pain Control During Infant Circumcision

Pain Control During Infant Circumcision Circumcision is a painful surgical procedure frequently performed on newborn baby boys and often without available pain relief measures being used. The procedure, especially without pain relief, can cause short-term effects such as choking, gagging, and vomiting. Long term effects of circumcision without pain relief are not well understood, however, an increased incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and/or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) has...

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Medical Benefits and Risks Involved in Male Circumcision

 Male Circumcision A surgical procedure for males that is so easily overlooked and such a norm for many to undergo, male circumcision is a topic one must be educated about. Male circumcision according to Mayo Clinic “is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis” (Mayo Clinic). It is commonly done on newborns, although it can be done later in life as well. The United States and other places around the world including Africa and Europe participate in this removal of the foreskin...

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Female Circumcision in Sudan

create an information portal as accessible as possible for everybody. Female circumcision seems to be declining slightly in some areas of Sudan. A culturally accepted policy and political commitment to eradicate the practice are needed. Education and economic empowerment of women would help lower support for the practice. A mass media campaign publicizing the risks of female circumcision and the fact that female circumcision is not obligatory for Islamic women would also be helpful. In relation to...

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