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Herpes Strikes Two More Infants After Ritual Circumcision
infected with herpes following a ritual circumcision , according to the health department on its scrotum seven days after the circumcision , and tests for HSV-1 were positive about "direct oral suction" during a circumcision when evaluating newborn males for sepsis
NYC Approves Ritual Circumcision Consent Form
through an ultra-orthodox practice of circumcision , the New York City Board of Health wants parents to know the risks before circumcision . Some estimate that 70 percent of 000-year-old religious practice of circumcision , performed during a ceremony known
Rabbis Will Defy Law on Circumcision Ritual
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis in New York City say if a proposed law requiring parental consent for a circumcision ritual linked to two infant deaths is enacted they will defy it. During the ritual, called metzitzah b'peh, a mohel removes
Women Are 'Duped' in Quest for Perfect Vagina, Says Doctor
what they believe men like or want -- and goes as far as to compare vaginal rejuvenation procedures to "new age female circumcision ." In 2007, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warned about vaginoplasties and labiaplasties
Cutting Out Circumcision Could Cost Billions: Study
Medical Unit Declines in infant male circumcision in the United States could add more declining rates of U.S. infant male circumcision - from 79 percent in the 1970s to approximately preventable infections. The decline in circumcision rates has already cost the nation an
Spray-On Skin Cells Heal Wounds Fast
consists of cryopreserved fibroblasts and keratinocytes derived from neonatal foreskin, tissue that usually is discarded after circumcision of newborns. Thawed cells are suspended in a modified fibrin spray for application to a wound. In vitro studies have shown
Suicide Bombers Attack As Somali Delegates Approve New Constitution
charter that lasted eight years. Notably, it legalizes abortion when a mother's life is in danger and bans female circumcision . Somalia will next select members of a new parliament, which will pick a speaker prior to the inauguration of
Top 5 Ways to Become a 'Credit Adult'
checkout counter, the restaurant, in front of friends and family. Imagine, if you will, you are a grown-up at your own circumcision . How do you challenge them? What do they want from you? They have the power to deny you the house, the car, the apartment
AIDS Conference Turns Focus to the Future
prevention strategies -- antiretroviral therapy early in the course of disease, pre-exposure prophylaxis and voluntary male circumcision -- it is critical to tailor packages of HIV interventions to specific populations. "The interventions and the things that
Big Names Call for More AIDS Funds
transmission. More advances recently proven effective include male circumcision and "pre-exposure prophylaxis," a daily pill to prevent 2015. Another $40 million is allotted for voluntary male circumcision in Africa to decrease risk of transmission of the virus
End to AIDS Epidemic: Is It Near?
lives of people living with HIV, as well as prevent transmission to sexual partners and from mother to child. Second, male circumcision has been shown to decrease the risk of a heterosexual man contracting HIV. And finally, a daily medication can now be used
Swedish Minister of Culture Under Fire for 'Racist Cake'
cake was meant to draw awareness to the issues of female circumcision and racism. As Liljeroth cut into the genital area Modern Art's cake party meant to problematize female circumcision , but how this should be done with a cake depicting
Circumcision May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Circumcision may help reduce the risk of prostate This follows upon the assumption that circumcision may reduce infection [and] inflammation activity," said Brooks. Nevertheless, circumcision , where the foreskin of the penis is
Should Circumcision Be Banned?
The of male circumcision stems back thousands of years in activists are petitioning for a ban on circumcision people under eighteen. Even for that that are against new born male circumcision . It's been a debate that'sThe -- -- of male circumcision stems back thousands of years in some cultures but next year it could be banned in San Francisco. So called in activists are petitioning for a ban on circumcision -- people under eighteen. Even for religious reasons. Here with us to discuss the possible ban and in activism is doctor Karen Boyle director of reproductive medicine and surgery at the greater Baltimore medical center. Doctor Boyle thanks so much for joining us. Take it back Tanya. -- what can you please tell the little bit more about this in how activism movement. -- -- -- -- -- -- At that that are against new born male circumcision . It's been a debate that's gone round and -- for years and basically they state that. We should not be performing circumcision . Online newborns or young boys. Because they can't consent. And they look at it adds genital mutilation and -- eight bank. That it may decrease sexual satisfaction and these boys and and there have been a few lawsuits to this extent the -- They're -- this is a very heated topic among the people that are activists -- and activists and regarding circumcision . And there have been a number a lawsuits especially in -- Had been circumcised as young boys that feel that they were mutilated that their rights were taken away from and that they've suffered. Consequences that -- fact -- sexual pleasure right now what are the benefits. Of circumcision if there -- -- Well the American academy of pediatrics. States that there may be some benefit and the data show thatthe movement that's been. Promoted in countries like Africa. That doing routine circumcision and reduced the transmission of HIV and up to 60%. Penile cancer -- lightly ever so slightly reduced rate among those events. There is penile cancers an uncommon cancer but routine circumcision can reduce fat -- another thing that supporters. Routine circumcision -- right now do we know whether or not circumcision cognizant and and an immense amount of pain. Well that's something that the and activists always bring up and whenever teen New Britain circumcision has performed Childs of new born baby is not given general anesthesia. It's all local anesthesia. So they do it and -- to -- the -- But there is a concern that the child and -- -- from a related to this procedure but. Pediatricians OBG alliance Malloy hills urologists report -- circumcision . June. Perform it under -- in -- so. Our perception at the medical community that the child is not experiencing pain rightnursery if an adult or teenager. Mail does -- I have a circumcision it's something that needs to be done under sedation -- the anesthesia. It's a much bigger procedure -- is -- a major
NYC Eyes Circumcision to Fight AIDS
Recent studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV pleasure tell us a little bit about how circumcision works to prevent HIV. Well as circumcision essentially protects the man. By cuttingRecent studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. Based on these stunning findings New York City health officials are suggesting that all men get circumcised for better health. Joining us for more insight is doctor Thomas Coates director of the UCLA program in global health doctor -- thanks so much for joining us. My pleasure tell us a little bit about how circumcision works to prevent HIV. Well as circumcision essentially protects the man. By cutting off -- four skin you're cutting off a did -- tissue. That HAB really likes. Sothat well. I think the evidence is really really strong that male circumcision is protective. There's other evidence to suggest that men who are circumcised have less fewer ulcers on their penis and therefore less likely it it. Transmitter acquire other diseases there's also some evidence to suggest that men who are circumcised are less likely to pass on human capital -- -- virus. That causes cervical cancer to their partners so there are a number of really probably pretty substantial health benefits they come with male circumcision . Doctor -- -- we think about circumcision in this country I think we're usually thinking about babies and something -- -- to baby boys soon after they're born. Ishave HIV. We're moving into an air a combination prevention. That is circumcision . Plus condoms. -- reducing the number of partners -- reducing substance use many things working together. Are important to reduce the transmission of HIV. Circumcision is something that of course has such strong religious and cultural overtones is it going to be hard to convince men. --
Circumcision Cuts HIV Rates in Half
pioneering a new weapon against HIV. Circumcision . trial involving thousands of men particular results. In heterosexual sex circumcision . Cuts the risk of infection by 50 but they incessant. And the key to circumcision works is to be found in this delicateThis clinic in Uganda is pioneering a new weapon against HIV. Circumcision . -- trial involving thousands of men. Has produced in particular results. In heterosexual sex circumcision . Cuts the risk of infection by 50%. Word has spread frost across Africa. In Swaziland five year old Kyle was brought in for the operation by his mother who says it will help him to stay healthy. It's life just think it's a Weiss collected today. If you want to cut this is an act. Of -- instance we have the highest reach but they -- -- incessant. And the key to -- circumcision works is to be found in this delicate new clues -- tissues. Scientists have established that these cells on the inside lining of the full skin are especially vulnerable to HIV. There a doorway through which the virus can into the -- Circumcision removes them. Dramatically cutting the risk of infection. Circumcision could have a significant impact on infection rates in -- continent -- more than twenty million people carry the virus. But health officials are -- for the may encourage risky sexual behavior. This is nothing magic bullet it reduces the risk of infection doesn't eliminate -- So it's not a magic bullet hit must not replace all the -- -- methods of prevention particularly. Correct and consist. -- -- -- -- Stage of -- -- circumcision clinics like this so few and far between in Africa. The question now for health officials he's how to meet the soaring
Circumcision Ban: San Francisco Man Pushes Cause
American academy of pediatrics says the medical benefits of circumcision are not significant enough for the academy to recommend procedure rabbis. CR well is Jewish many Jews and Muslims consider circumcision . A core of their religions the Jewish Community Relationsto be. The American academy of pediatrics says the medical benefits of circumcision are not significant enough for the academy to recommend -- procedure. Backers of the band considerate -- -- Malaysia. Its cosmetic procedure.the rabbis. CR -- well is Jewish many Jews and Muslims consider circumcision . A core of their religions the Jewish Community Relations Council plans to fight if the measure makes it on the bad. The
Circumcision Rates Falling, But Still High
is not in the room when we are obtaining consent for the circumcision . And you know I would say that. In Cleveland. More than in their own lives. For the people who choose not to have circumcision . Dole's. Parents or mom's generally have very strongis not in the room when we are obtaining consent for the circumcision . And you know I would say that. In Cleveland. More than half of African women are certain that they want their sonsin their own lives. For the people who choose not to have circumcision . Dole's. Parents or mom's generally have very strong opinions that they don't want to have their child circumcised.
Circumcision Reduces HIV Transmission
for doctor Tim Johnson the results of circumcision and HIV studies conducted by the National They've reveal that medically performed circumcision significantly reduces a man's risk heterosexual intercourse adult male circumcision could lead to fewer infections in women-- at Leesburg sitting in for doctor Tim Johnson the results of circumcision and HIV studies conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are in. They've reveal that medically performed circumcision significantly reduces a man's risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual intercourse while the initial benefit may be fewer HIV infections -- Ultimately those areas of the world work. HIV is spread primarily through heterosexual intercourse adult male circumcision could lead to fewer infections in women. Joining us to shed some light on these findings as doctor francs finale. The clinicalactually stopped the study. Because actually was deemed unethical to not offer circumcision in these men who wanted it. Because the prevention risk was less than 50% people were having they amount of HIV thatcan have sex with relatives so actually if -- If you provided circumcision in these cases we're not saying it's a magic bullet that you're not -- -- get HIV but we are saying that
Man Claims to Regrow Foreskin After Circumcision
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