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2014-07-21 12:25:29

Parents want questions answered by healthcare provider, but only 23 percent want recommendation, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. More than half of...

2014-07-19 23:02:53

The symposium “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change” will be hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder on July 24-26, 2014. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Right, “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change,” will be hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder on July 24-26, 2014. The symposium will promote interdisciplinary dialogue about the often controversial topic of...

2014-07-17 20:23:13

Report shows prevention R&D funding falls 4% due to public sector research budget reductions in U.S., Europe MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of...

2014-07-17 12:29:56

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1 million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have chosen to protect themselves and reduce their risk of contracting HIV by participating in Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs. This significant milestone contributed to the U.S. Government's goal of providing 4.7 million men with access to this safe and effective procedure that reduces transmission of HIV by December 2013. The medical male...

2014-02-20 16:25:12

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdamAndEve.com (http://www.adamandeve.com/news), America's most trusted source for adult products, is never shy when it comes to asking questions about sex. This month, the company asked women if they had a preference when it comes to a circumcised or uncircumcised penis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/LA51821LOGO) Over 54% of the women polled said they prefer a circumcised penis, followed by 33% who had no...

2014-01-09 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued the following statement from AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new Ambassador and US Global Coordinator: "We at AVAC are extremely excited that President Obama has nominated an innovative and visionary person to lead the U.S. government's fight against HIV/AIDS. The program, now 10 years old, is at a critical juncture, and Dr. Deborah Birx is the ideal leader for the...

2013-09-30 23:45:40

Scores of volunteers, who call themselves intactivists, will gather on public property at the corner of Dixmyth and Clifton Avenues, near the hospital, hoping to convince Good Samaritan to halt the study that seeks to determine which of two circumcision clamps causes more bleeding and more pain. Protestors charge that the experiment inflicts needless suffering on individuals who cannot consent, and thus constitutes a clear violation of medical ethics, and human rights. Cincinnati, OH...

Wavering Doctoral Advice Leads To Fewer Circumcisions
2013-08-22 12:32:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the CDC's  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found the rate of hospital circumcisions has declined over the past 30 years. According to the government report, the percentage of circumcisions for newborn boys in the US has declined by 10 percent overall from 1979 to 2010, with the highest point in 1981 at 64.9 percent and the lowest in 2007 at 55.4 percent. The report was based on data from the National...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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