Is the NHS carrying out thousands of unnecessary circumcisions on teenage boys?
Surgeons at Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust, Liverpool, have broken ranks and criticised surgeons who offer circumcisions on medical grounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation On the Rise in Nigeria, Unicef Warns
[This Day] The United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) yesterday warned that female genital mutilation (FGM), otherwise called female circumcision, was on the rise in Nigeria especially among girls aged below 15 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will Circumcision Get Rid of Balanitis?
Title: Will Circumcision Get Rid of Balanitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/11/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - January 11, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Circumcision Be Avoided in Adult Male With Phimosis? Can Circumcision Be Avoided in Adult Male With Phimosis?
Learn more about this novel device that provides an effective non-surgical treatment option for adult phimosis.Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mistake: Doc Does Vasectomy Instead of Circumcision; More Mistake: Doc Does Vasectomy Instead of Circumcision; More
Appeals court tosses out one claim, retains another; jury exceeds state cap in infant head-trauma case; university ' s negligence caused them unnecessary suffering, women claim.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A legal database review of circumcision related litigation in the United States - Li KD, Hakam N, Low P, Lui J, Sadighian MJ, Nabavizadeh B, Shaw NM, Breyer BN.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize circumcision-related litigation in the United States (US) and factors predictive of lawsuit outcome. Circumcision is a common urologic procedure with medical and ethical nuances. METHODS: We reviewed the Nexis Uni legal d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Novel Approaches in Tanzania Lead to HIV Services for Over 1.3 Million Clients
November 11, 2021More than 1.37 million clients have received high-quality voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV-prevention in Tanzania over the past five years through IntraHealth International’sTohara Plus project, one of the most successful projects of its kind.ToharaPlus pioneered novel approaches using human-centered design to reach more clients with VMMC services, which lower a man’s risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual sex by around 60%. Some of those approaches include:Strategically placed services.By engaging men where they work or spend a lot of time—such as barb...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Tanzania Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Source Type: news

Daughters of a Lesser God (II) 200 Million Girls Mutilated
Female Genital Mutilation is a ‘violent act’ that, among other dramatic consequences, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 5 2021 (IPS) While male circumcision is spread mainly among Muslim and other religious communities, and it is apparently accepted by some medical spheres, more than 200 million girls have already fallen prey to a dangerous, abhorrent practice, which is carried out in the name of social and religious traditions: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Such a human rights violation is mostly carried out on young girls between infa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Source Type: news

Traumatic penile partial amputation caused by rubber band a case report - Liarto J, Adi K.
INTRODUCTION AND IMPORTANCE: Traumatic amputation of the penis is a rare surgical emergency. Penile amputation is usually caused by self-mutilation, accidents, circumcision, assault and animal attacks. Accidental injury covers a large portion of external g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

South Africa: Research Round-Up - 7 New HIV Prevention Options in the Pipeline
[spotlight] One of the most vibrant areas of HIV research these days is the search for new, more convenient ways to use antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV infection. Such taking of ARVs to prevent HIV infection is referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for short. PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention tools. Others include the correct use of condoms, medical male circumcision, and providing antiretroviral treatment to people living with HIV - the latter is a form of prevention since people liv (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

After two daughters, I had my first son. The reaction was different – and revealing | Sophie Brickman
When I asked other parents, each had noticed a very real preference for their sons. ‘My father-in-law only likes photos that feature our boy,’ one saidBy the time we left the hospital 34 hours after my son, Jules, was born on 14 July, two nurses had commented on the strength of his suck, four friends had written us some version of “Finally, you’ve got your boy!” and even my female obstetrician had commented favorably on the size of his penis. (If you must know, it had to do with the clamp used during his hospital circumcision.)Related:A childhood desire to wear women ’s pants has returned. Is it perverted? | As...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Brickman Tags: Life and style Family Children Health Science Parents and parenting Society US news Source Type: news

Is Circumcision a Bad Idea?
Title: Is Circumcision a Bad Idea?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Keep HIV Services Available in Tanzania during COVID-19?
By Lucy Mphuru, Country director and project director, Tohara Plus ; Katherine Seaton, Communications writer/editor, IntraHealth International A health worker waits for clients in a mobile clinic van in Tanzania. Photo by Rasheed Hamis/DDC International for IntraHealth International.July 26, 2021Lucy Mphuru and her team have been providing HIV services tohundreds of thousands of clients in Tanzania for 14 years. But when COVID-19 hit the country in 2020, the pandemic threatened to halt these services.So Lucy and her team pivoted quickly.They developed their own creative new approaches to make sure their clients cou...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Community Engagement Digital Health Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “< 7 episodes in past year, < 5 episodes in the past 2 years, or < 3 episodes per year in the past 3 years.”) and obstructive sleep apnea. Potential complications include: *Pain – treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen as the first choice and other medications as needed. Pain control also d...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news