The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcision: A Catholic Perspective

  title={The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcision: A Catholic Perspective},
  author={J. Slosar and Daniel P. O'Brien},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  pages={62 - 64}
ated with the practice, as in the case of female circumcision. Furthermore, the focus in this case is a practice that is not associated with a religious purpose, and so is not subject to the epistemological issue raised above regarding the validity of such preferences. The practice, instead, has a social basis. The authors seem to indicate that there is a place for such intervention, that medicine might be used for social ends valued by the parents. Many, however, would like to rule this out… Expand
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