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MORE: Circumcision in the News

SUMMARY: Read current and archived news stories about circumcision ~ 1966 - Present.

April 29, 2003
Doctor and Hospital Settle Circumcision Lawsuit.
Stage Set for Men to Sue for Being Circumcised as Infants

Dec. 19, 2002
Lawsuit alleges hospitals don't tell parents enough about circumcision -Grand Forks Herald

Nov. 23, 2002
Virus Stopper: Vaccine could prevent most cervical cancers -Science News Online, Week of Nov. 23, 2002

Sept. 21, 2002
N.C. will no longer help pay for routine infant procedure through Medicaid program -The Charlotte Observer

August 23, 2002
Cleric's arrest outrages circumcision celebrants -Detroit Free Press

Police: Man On Way To Perform Circumcision Was Drunk -NBC News

SUMMARY: DETROIT: A man on his way to perform a ritual Jewish circumcision on an 8-day-old infant was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence blocks from his destination.

February 21, 2002
Circumcisions no longer necessary: Sask. doctors

SUMMARY:REGINA (CP) - Routine circumcisions on baby boys is an unnecessary medical procedure, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan said Wednesday.

"For almost 2 decades now the Canadian Pediatric Society has pointed out there really is no research evidence to suggest benefit from the procedure that outweighs the risks of performing the procedure," said college registrar Dr. Dennis Kendel.

January 5, 2002

"Vaccine prevents urinary-tract infections"

SUMMARY: An experimental vaccine designed to repel 10 common bacteria that cause these problems, also known as bladder infections, has cleared a key hurdle by proving safe and effective in a group of women." -Science News, Jan. 5, 2002.