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dc.creatorBenatar, Michaelen
dc.creatorBenatar, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:12:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:12:40Zen
dc.date.created2003-03en
dc.date.issued2003-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1162/152651603766436216en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAmerican Journal of Bioethics 2003 Spring; 3(2): 35-48en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Between+prophylaxis+and+child+abuse:+the+ethics+of+neonatal+male+circumcision&title=American+Journal+of+Bioethics+&volume=3&issue=2&spage=35-48&date=2003-03&au=Benatar,+Michael;+Benatar,+Daviden
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1162/152651603766436216en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1002232en
dc.description.abstractOpinion about neonatal male circumcision is deeply divided. Some take it to be a prophylactic measure with unequivocal and significant health benefits, while others consider it a form of child abuse. We argue against both these polar views. In doing so, we discuss whether circumcision constitutes bodily mutilation, whether the absence of the child's informed consent makes it wrong, the nature and strength of the evidence regarding medical harms and benefits, and what moral weight cultural considerations have. We conclude that nontherapeutic circumcision of infant boys is a suitable matter for parental discretion.en
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dc.languageenen
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dc.subjectChild Abuseen
dc.subjectCircumcisionen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectInformed Consenten
dc.subjectMale Circumcisionen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationSexuality / Genderen
dc.subject.classificationCultural Pluralismen
dc.subject.classificationMinors / Parental Consenten
dc.subject.classificationAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or HIV Infectionen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Newborns and Minorsen
dc.titleBetween Prophylaxis and Child Abuse: The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcisionen
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