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Male Circumcision

Is It Harder To Be Gay When You're Circumcised?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live tackled the controversial subject of circumcision this week, speaking with a panelist who was not only vehemently opposed to the practic...

This Man Dropped Out Of College To Make A Statement Against Circumcision

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.30.2014 | College

Evan Roman was circumcised as a child, and he's never gotten over it. In fact, he's so passionately against parents circumcising their newborn sons th...

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Oldest Known Depiction Of Circumcision Is Now On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

Historians, anthropologists and religious scholars often disagree on the origins of circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin. But a colorful...

With AIDS Vaccines, It's Not "If" But "How"

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The real question with AIDS vaccine research is not if, or even when, we'll have an effective vaccine. It's how to achieve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Selling Circumcision for HIV Prevention at the Epicenter of the Global Epidemic

Charles Ebikeme | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Charles Ebikeme

For Zimbabwe's most famous poet and musician, Albert Nyathi, poetry has always come first, but now he acts as a local champion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), hoping to inspire the men of his country -- both sons and fathers alike -- to undergo the procedure.

Narrow the Gulf Between HIV Prevention Research and Reality

Mitchell Warren | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Alongside the string of new research advances is the realization that we're failing to deliver what already works today to people in need. This has to be the year where we honor their commitment by following through on our promise to deliver proven options to the communities where they live.

Jason Biggs' Wife Instagrams Baby's Circumcision And Ignites Fiery Debate

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

Actor Jason Biggs' wife became the center of a heated debate when she posted about her newborn baby's circumcision on Instagram. Author Jenny Moll...

Shocking Findings About Circumcision In Florida

Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

This has to hurt: more and more older boys are getting circumcised in Florida. After Florida terminated Medicaid funding for infant circumcision, c...

New Achievements on AIDS Show Targets Matter -- So Let's Set New Ones

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

On Monday, the President rightly noted the huge potential of research towards a cure for HIV, and committed $100 million to a new HIV Cure Initiative at the National Institutes of Health.

They Mutilate Boys Don't They?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

Now, there are many reasons why I'm a failed Jew. But aside from the comedy value of those things, my main objection is the practice of the mutilation of young boys on a globally accepted level.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Key Pillar of HIV Prevention

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What if one procedure could significantly reduce your likelihood of getting sick for the rest of your life? When it comes to HIV/AIDS, men have an extraordinary opportunity to reduce their risk of HIV infection.

Naming A Baby In Contemporary Jewish Life

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Naming a child in any religious tradition is a momentous occasion. In recent decades, in the Jewish tradition, one can combine traditional Jewish ceremonies and contemporary Jewish customs in a personal, familial and communal way which perpetuate the values and ideals which we cherish.

In an Unpredictable HIV Vaccine Search, Hope Still Reigns

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Nothing about AIDS vaccine research and development has ever been easy or straightforward except for one simple truth: to end the AIDS epidemic we will ultimately need an effective vaccine.

'Dramatic' Circumcision Study May Explain Procedure's Big Health Benefit

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience Circumcision changes the bacteria ecosystem of t...

What Male Circumcision Taught Us About the Future of Funding for Global Health

Karl Hofmann | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

The story of male circumcision in Southern and Eastern Africa illustrates the power of private investments, and their ability to unlock the funding that is needed to bring existing health solutions to the hardest to reach areas of the developing world.

German Law Permits Male Circumcision

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BERLIN -- German lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a cour...

Anti-Circumcision Activists Confront Pediatricians

Religion News Service | John Pope | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Pediatricians gathered here for the American Academy of Pediatrics convention were greeted by protesters urging the medical group to...

Catherine Pearson

Major Pediatric Group Releases New Circumcision Guidelines

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

For the first time in more than a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its policy on male circumcision showing more support for the ...

Catherine Pearson

Study: Drop In Circumcisions Could Cost Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Much of the debate over routine infant circumcision has centered on the ethics of the procedure, in which a male's foreskin is removed. But a new ...

To Cut, or Not to Cut

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Alexander Goerlach

Male circumcision pits two fundamental rights against each other: bodily integrity, and freedom of religion. But don't look to the legislature for a solution: it will have to come from within Jewish and Muslim communities.

Is The Ruling In Germany Anti-Circumcision?

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Jewish and Muslim communities have expressed outrage about a ruling emanating from a German court that apparently limits the freedom of those wishing to practice a ritual circumcision. But before we condemn, more information is necessary.

Germany Addresses Religious Freedom Complaints Over Circumcision Ruling

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion

BERLIN — Germany's foreign minister on Sunday offered assurances that Germany protects religious traditions after a court ruled that circumcisin...

Responding To Religious Outcry, German Court Attempts To Clarify Circumcision Ruling

Reuters | By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - A widely criticised German court verdict on religious circumcision this week aims only to delay the act, not ban it, and ...

German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure. ...