The World Health Organization has already recommended circumcision based on research showing that it lowers the risk of heterosexual men contracting HIV. And that wives and girlfriends of circumcised men are less likely to get HPV. Of course, a rare circumcision procedure, known as...
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August 24, 2011 | 2:54 pm
Time appears to have run out for the proponents of a San Francisco ballot measure that would have banned circumcision of any boy under 18 in the city.
The measure’s backers reportedly had been considering appealing the July 28 ruling by Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi that...
June 3, 2011 | 12:02 pm
The backers of a ballot initiative in San Francisco aiming to ban circumcision in that city have consistently maintained that their efforts are not anti-Semitic.
But the “Foreskin Man” comic book, which was written and edited in 2010 by the founder of a San Diego group...
June 2, 2011 | 4:32 pm
There is nothing esthetically appealing about a Brit Milah, the circumcision procedure performed on an 8 day old Jewish baby boy. To witness a barely one week old child strapped down with Velcro to a “Circ Board” in sight of everyone gathered is visually unappealing, if not...
May 31, 2011 | 2:57 pm
According to the proponent of a ballot initiative to prohibit the act of surgically removing a male baby’s foreskin, the term “circumcision” is nothing but a euphemism.
“Having your foreskin amputated is probably more like it,” said Jena Troutman, a doula and mother of...
May 25, 2011 | 3:23 pm
San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop expressed his opposition to a city ballot initiative that would ban circumcision for minors.
Archbishop George Niederauer condemned the initiative in a May 23 letter sent to the San Francisco Chronicle, his archdiocese’s newspaper reported....
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
If you were circumcised as an adult and have experienced sexual relations both before and afterward, then Emily Bazelon wants to know about it. Why that concerns me -- and may concern you -- takes a little explaining.
Bazelon, a writer for the online magazine Slate, commented in her...