Genital Cutting: Protecting Children from Medical, Cultural, by J. Steven Svoboda (auth.), George C. Denniston, Frederick M.

By J. Steven Svoboda (auth.), George C. Denniston, Frederick M. Hodges, Marilyn Fayre Milos (eds.)

This quantity includes the lawsuits of the tenth foreign Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights. Authors are foreign specialists of their fields, and the ebook includes the main updated info at the factor of genital slicing of babies and youngsters from clinical, felony, bioethical, and human rights perspectives.

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Likewise, aggressive treatment of STDs is more cost effective in preventing HIV infection and also treats STDs (Gilson et al. 1997). c. The low complication rates reported in the RCTs have not been replicated. 1 % having had part of the glans amputated (Okeke et al. 2006). 7 % in a medical setting (Bailey and Egesah 2006). A trial of the Tara KLamp in South Africa reported bleeding in 21 %, infection in 32 %, swelling in 83 %, problems with urinating in 16 %, and injury to the penis in 21 % (Lagarde et al.

Steven practices patent law in San Francisco. Berkeley, California, USA. Chapter 2 Routine Infant Circumcision: Vital Issues that the Circumcision Proponents may be Overlooking Robert S. Van Howe Abstract Circumcision is not a mild, neutral medical intervention like a vaccination, but a culturally-loaded amputation of a highly significant and functionally valuable body part that the medical profession should be working to protect against pathological conditions. Instead, a small, vocal, influential group is calling for universal amputation of the foreskin, comparing it to a vaccination.

With the publication of the RCTs, those advocating circumcision have recognized this as their big opportunity, but they face a number of obstacles. 1. The RCTs have, as mentioned above, serious methodological problems. 2. National data from several African countries fail to confirm the RCT results (Garenne 2008; Connolly et al. 2008; Gisselquist 2008), and the data indicate other factors as being more influential (Talbott 2007). Public health officials in Africa recognize that circumcision is less effective and more expensive than what is currently available and would take resources away from these effective measures (Myers and Myers 2007; Myers and Myers 2008; Sidler et al.

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