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
10 Citations

Topics from this paper

Male Neonatal Circumcision: Ritual or Public-Health Imperative
Respect for Bodily Integrity: A Catholic Perspective on Circumcision in Catholic Hospitals
  • Petrina Fadel
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
  • 2003
Attitudes, Beliefs and Predictors of Male Circumcision Promotion among Medical University Students in a Traditionally Non-Circumcising Region
Body Modification of Minors


Between Prophylaxis and Child Abuse: The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcision