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Circumcision health risks and benefits – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 4th, 2014.

A new review of US data has prompted a team of researchers to call on practitioners and policy makers to promote infant male circumcision as a health intervention. The article, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, argues that the benefits of infant male circumcision to health exceed the risks by over 100 to one. The […]

NZ Skeptics Conference – Circumcision: a cure looking for a disease

Peter Griffin posted in on September 28th, 2009.

Hugh Young is almost a foundation member of the Skeptics. A retired broadcaster and editor, he collects words (published in two dictionaries) and “circumstitions” at the website He has published three papers on social aspects of this topic. Cutting off “my sweet ounce of man’s flesh”* has been touted as good for everything from […]

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