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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Circumcision

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# Philip Ogbewe
‘Barbaric’ circumcision accused admits endangering baby’s life
The baby needed emergency urgent medical attention and was hospitalised for two weeks.
# Courts
Man sent to trial accused of endangerment of life over alleged circumcision carried out on baby
The infant needed emergency medical attention and was hospitalised for two weeks.
# Courts
Man (54) accused of impersonating doctor during circumcision of 10-month baby boy
The infant needed emergency medical attention and was hospitalised for two weeks.
# dr philip
Man to stand trial over 'crude circumcision' of baby boy who had to be hospitalised
A court was told the boy was lucky to be alive.
# Mutilation
Iceland's plan to ban circumcision is causing controversy
Lawmakers want it put on par with female genital mutilation.
'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'
Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.
# Legal Battle
US woman who fled to avoid son's circumcision is arrested
The mother and the boy’s father disagree about whether he should be circumcised.
# Health
Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
# Safe sex
Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV
The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.
# Germany
Circumcision ban could make Germany 'laughing stock': Merkel
“I do not want Germany to be the only country in the world in which Jews cannot practise their rites,” the Germany Chancellor has said.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Germany
German court: 'Circumcising young boys is grievous bodily harm'
Jewish and Islamic groups have criticised the decision, describing it as an attempt to criminalise their customs.
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# Foreskin Man
Comic-book hero 'Foreskin Man' criticised as anti-Semitic
It’s fair to say the man who fights Orthdox Jews and doctors who perform circumcisions is not your average comic-book hero.
# Philippines
Philippine city aims for Guinness World Record with mass circumcision 'party'
Around 1,500 boys aged nine years and up have been circumcised at an event organised to provide safe surgery for traditional circumcision.