New York City Will Regulate Religious Circumcisions

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This Thursday, the New York City Board of Health passed a regulation requiring written consent from parents before an infant can undergo an ultra-Orthodox Jewish ritual circumcision, in which the circumciser uses his mouth to remove blood from the incision. The nine doctors and public health professionals who voted on the issue said it came down... Read more

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised: New Studies Add to the Debate

What began as a religious procedure has become a highly debated topic among parents and medical professionals. For more than 20 years, the number of circumcisions per year has declined drastically. Today, 55 percent of the 2 million baby boys born each year undergo the procedure, compared to 79 percent in the 1980s. The reason... Read more