Examples from the Web for circumcision
Dr. Morris likens circumcision to vaccination by comparing the risk to others caused by refusing either intervention.
Thus it was with some alarm that I read comments from the author of a new study about circumcision and its benefits.
Moreover, “a vaccine is highly specific, whereas the protective effects of circumcision cover a wide array of medical conditions.”
In 2012, the AAP changed its policy statement, discarding its neutral stance to weigh in heavily on the side of circumcision.
Circumcision is unusual only in that it leaves a physical mark.Do Circumcision Bans Protect Kids’ Rights, Or Infringe Upon Parents’?|Michael Schulson|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If men took a right view of circumcision, St. Paul had not the slightest objection to it.
Circumcision and uncircumcision is nothing but the keeping the commandments of God.
But might that not be because circumcision, for those who were to enter into God's people, was a matter of course?The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
By circumcision, a child was made a member of God's own peculiar people.The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)|Sabine Baring-Gould
These gentlemen had been invited to a circumcision at the house of a prominent man in this very suburb.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
British Dictionary definitions for circumcision
- surgical removal of the foreskin of males
- surgical incision into the skin covering the clitoris in females
- removal of the clitoris
Word Origin and History for circumcision
late 12c., from Latin circumcisionem (nominative circumcisio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumcidere "to cut around; cut, clip, trim," from circum "around" (see circum-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide).
Medicine definitions for circumcision
Culture definitions for circumcision
The surgical removal of the skin that covers the tip of the penis, usually performed soon after birth. Although circumcision is common in the United States, the procedure is no longer widely recommended as a medical necessity by physicians.