Circumcision

Would You Have Adult Circumcision If It Prevented Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's good news and bad news, chaps. The good news is that researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have ...

Unkind Cuts That Hurt Us All

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

In the past, circumcision might have made sense in highly militaristic societies as a means of disconnecting boys from their sensuality and feelings so that they can kill. But I'm not sure how useful that is in a world of drones and cyber warfare where few men will ever see battle.

'I Have No Right To Mutilate Him': Mother Insists She Will Not Circumcise Son Despite Daily £85 Court Fine

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

A mother will continue to be fined £85 for every day her baby son remains uncircumcised, an Israeli rabbinical court has ruled. “The baby was b...

Like FGM, Cut Foreskins Should Be a Feminist Issue

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

The reasons for male circumcision also vary: for Muslims it's sunnah, a practice instituted by the Prophet Muhammad; for Jews it's a sign of God's covenant with Abraham. It's also cultural: it marks an entrance into manhood and is also carried out because of perceived social or health advantages...

Circumcision: Is This the World's Most Weirdly Toxic Debate?

Bill Coles | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Until a month ago, I had no idea there were so many thousands of people who cared so deeply - so passionately - about circumcision.

Prince George Being Circumcised? What Total TOSH!

Bill Coles | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Of all the ludicrous pieces of claptrap that I have heard spouted about Prince George, there is nothing quite so bonkers - so utterly fantastical - as this idea that the boy is going to be circumcised. Where has this nutso idea come from? I know exactly where: the United States.

Circumcision Cartoon In Norwegian Newspaper Leaves Jewish Groups Scathing

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Jewish groups have spoken out against a cartoon published in a Norwegian newspaper that portrays circumcision as an act of barbarism. The European Jew...

Four-Week-Old Boy 'Bled To Death' After Botched Home Circumcision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A baby boy “bled to death” after a nurse performed a botched home circumcision. Four-week-old Goodluck Caubergs died after Grace Adeleye perfo...

Heartache and Circumcision Fallout

Lana Citron | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

K.Y. jelly smeared my stomach; it was a rink of lubricant over which the small handheld audio scanner skated. It Torvell-ed and Dean-ed in search of my baby's heartbeat alas to no avail, null points. The volume was raised - again to no avail.

The Latest Sexual Medicine Research: Does Size Matter?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

These theories remain controversial, but what is more established is that modern men's sexual organ size is disproportionately linked to how good they feel about their whole bodies, including how much they like their own face, and assess overall physical attractiveness. Researchers find almost 50% would prefer to have a bigger penis. Is this some kind of evolutionary competitive hangover?

Circumcision - The Final Cut

Lana Citron | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

The Glam Rocker is neither religious nor cut. The idea is wholly foreign to him, whereas to me, circumcision is as natural an act as cutting the umbilical cord. I realise in the current climate my opinion may strike a foul chord.

Change Your Mind: Should Circumcision Be Banned?

Posted 06.09.2012 | UK

Circumcision is psychologically damaging, good for children, barbaric, and a vital tradition - all at the same time. The decision by a German judge...

Circumcision Is A Vital Part of Jewish Life

Jeremy Newmark | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK
Jeremy Newmark

As any parent can attest to, many difficult choices are made for their children before they are old enough to do so for themselves. These choices affect a person's entire life and personality... Why should circumcision be treated any differently?

Circumcision Should Be Banned

Paul Livingston | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK
Paul Livingston

Many of you may have already made your minds up and would describe your views as irreversible. So was the removal of my foreskin.

Circumcision Health Benefits 'Outweigh The Risks'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery on baby boys, according to a new American study claiming it may prevent diseases lik...

Common Sense 1 - Religion 0

Andrew Gonsalves | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Gonsalves

There were a fair few column inches devoted to a ruling in a German court that circumcision for non-medical reasons is an assault, and interferes with a child's right to determine his own religion. A number of commentators have said that the ruling amounts to some form of religious persecution against the Jewish and Muslim populations in the country, but in my opinion the courts are absolutely bloody right.

To Snip or Not to Snip Is Not the Question

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

Last week the German court in Cologne ruled that circumcision by parents of sons is an unlawful act. This ruling will be enforced even if performed by a qualified doctor,making them liable to prosecution.

Circumcision For Religious Reasons 'Is Bodily Harm', German Court Rules

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Circumcising young boys for religious reasons amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court has ruled. The Cologne regional court ruled “the f...

Zimbabwean MPs Raise AIDS Awareness By Getting Circumcised

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

A team of Zimbabwean MPs are getting circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce AIDS and HIV cases. A small makeshift clinic has been set up in H...

Circumcising Women And Forcing Them To Shave Their Heads Will Curb Aids, Says Zimbabwe Politician

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

A Zimbabwean politician has sparked outrage by suggesting the spread of HIV can be curbed if women shave their heads, stop bathing and deliberately ma...

How I Ate in a Chinese Restaurant in London's Soho With Four New York Jews

John Fleming | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Last night, I went to see American comedian Lewis Schaffer's ongoing 90-minute twice-weekly Free Until Famous comedy show in London's Soho. Every time a different show.

A Stiff Debate

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

Earlier this year, trawling round the net, I came across a new comic-book hero - Foreskin Man, an all-American, all-flying, all-powerful, muscle-man in tights. Blonde, square-jawed, and fully-foreskinned, he flies round the world with his companion Vulva Girl, rescuing infants from circumcision. The reason for all this was a referendum in San Francisco that proposed banning circumcision for under 18s except as a medical emergency. Some of the "for" people were behind the comic book, and it led to fierce discussion. "Stiff debate over circumcision rights" was how a Californian TV station put it.