Latest Circumcision and law Stories

2011-06-22 14:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today joined with a group of community organizations, doctors and Jewish and Muslim families in San Francisco in a lawsuit challenging a November ballot initiative that seeks to criminalize the circumcision of males under the age of 18. The lawsuit calls on the state Department of Elections to remove the anti-circumcision proposition from the ballot on the grounds that the City of San Francisco would...

2010-11-17 22:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee today expressed great concern about a proposed ballot measure in San Francisco, which would make circumcision before the age of 18 a misdemeanor offense carrying a $1000 fine. Male circumcision is a religious decision that is squarely within the legal rights of parents to make for their...

2009-07-25 13:15:59

Two out of three doctors surveyed in Sweden said they refuse to circumcise boys because they consider it assault without the child's consent, sources said. The opposing doctors said they did not perform circumcisions unless the procedure was deemed medically necessary. Otherwise, they viewed the procedure as barbaric and akin to unnecessary female circumcision, said Gunnar Gothberg, chairman of the Swedish Pediatric Surgeons Association. An estimated 3,000 male circumcisions are performed in...

2009-07-13 06:25:33

Israeli and Senegalese doctors will perform male circumcisions in Southern and Eastern Africa, to try to reduce HIV transmission, team organizers said. An agreement was reached at a recent visit of Senegalese doctors and health officials to Israel, the Operation Abraham organization, in charge of the medical teams said. During their visit, team members participated in workshops and visited Israeli hospitals where adult circumcisions are performed and also learned about the traditional...

2005-07-29 06:35:37

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Female circumcision, which is practised in more than 30 countries and affects 2 million girls each year, could cause infertility. Swedish researchers, who examined nearly 300 women in Sudan where the practice is widespread, said on Friday women who had undergone circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), were five to six times more likely to be infertile. "All sorts of female circumcision, not only the severe forms, probably cause an increased...

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