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  • Report: Circumcision lowers prostate cancer risk

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 13, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    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...

  • Appeal unlikely for S.F. circumcision ban ballot measure

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    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...

  • “Foreskin Man” brings anti-Semitic imagery into circumcision fight

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    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...

  • The realities of the circumcision debate

    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...

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  • In foreskin fight, even terminology is being disputed

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    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...

  • S.F. archbishop raps proposed circumcision ban

    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.

    ...
  • Snip Judgment

    By Calev Ben-David

    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...

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