Penis http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36448/all en Indonesian mother kills son over 'small penis': police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/indonesian-mother-kills-son-over-small-penis-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indonesian woman drowned her nine-year-old son in the bath, claiming she was worried that his "small penis" would affect his prospects for the future, a police spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>The 38-year-old woman from the capital Jakarta told police her son had had a small penis prior to being circumcised, but that it appeared to shrink further after the operation, police spokesman Rikwanto, who goes by one name, told AFP.</p> <p>"She told police investigators that she killed him as he would have a bleak future with his small penis," Rikwanto said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/indonesian-mother-kills-son-over-small-penis-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Medicine Penis Reproductive system AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769334 at http://www.globalpost.com Novaliches hospital conducts free tule, other medical services to mark 15th anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/novaliches-hospital-conducts-free-tule-other-medical-services-mark-15th <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A total of 70 young boys flock the Novaliches General Hospital (NGH) to avail off the service of an ‘Operation Tule’ (free circumcision) on Saturday.</p><P>The ‘Operation Tule’ is one among the free community services being rendered by NGH, a private hospital in Novaliches, Quezon City to extend health assistance for the indigent citizens from other neighboring barangays wherein the said hospital is situated.</p><P>NGH, began its commitment to render health community service by launching free circumcision, free medical check-up and distributions of free medicines to the less fortunate citi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/novaliches-hospital-conducts-free-tule-other-medical-services-mark-15th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:50:03 +0000 Asianet 5807179 at http://www.globalpost.com Penis size does matter to women, researchers say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/penis-size-does-matter-women-researchers-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Penis size does matter to women, researchers say </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported on Monday that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s more, prehistoric women who could see the sex organs of their scantily clad male counterparts may have helped influence the evolution of larger genitals in men by choosing to mate with partners who were bigger.</p> <p>Researchers said they decided to tackle the topic because past studies had offered conflicting answers, and may have been sullied by asking the women too directly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/penis-size-does-matter-women-researchers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Male reproductive system Medicine Penis Reproductive system Social Issues Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Asianet 5807991 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel: European rights resolution on circumcision 'racist' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/israel-european-rights-resolution-circumcision-racist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel slammed as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of religious circumcision practices.</p> <p>The Council of Europe resolution urged its 47 member states to ensure the latest medical and sanitary conditions are met during ritual circumcisions, which are often performed on boys at an early age in Judaism and Islam.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/israel-european-rights-resolution-circumcision-racist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision circumcision Medicine Penis Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:35:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5951758 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel attacks Council of Europe move to restrict male circumcision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131004/israel-attacks-council-europe-move-restrict-male-circumcision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ori Lewis</p> <p>JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Friday accused a leading European human rights body of fostering hatred and racism in calling for the circumcision of boys on religious grounds to be monitored more closely.</p> <p>The 47-nation Council of Europe adopted a non-binding resolution this week that urged a public debate on "non-medically justified operations and interventions" on children.</p> <p>The report highlighted female genital mutilation but also referred to ritual male circumcision and other practices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131004/israel-attacks-council-europe-move-restrict-male-circumcision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:43:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5951805 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel: European rights resolution on circumcision 'racist' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/israel-european-rights-resolution-circumcision-racist-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel labelled as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of circumcision practices.</p> <p>The Council of Europe resolution urged its 47 member states to ensure the latest medical and sanitary conditions are met during ritual circumcisions, which are often performed on boys at an early age in Judaism and Islam.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/israel-european-rights-resolution-circumcision-racist-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 02:18:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952431 at http://www.globalpost.com Complications rare with baby circumcisions, rise with age http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140512/complications-rare-baby-circumcisions-rise-age <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew M. Seaman</p> <p>(Reuters Health) - There are few reported complications after boys are circumcised during their first year of life, but the risk rises considerably if the procedure is performed later in childhood, according to a new analysis published on Monday.</p> <p>Previous research found wide variations in the rates of complications following male circumcisions. Those studies were often small and based on patients from a single hospital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140512/complications-rare-baby-circumcisions-rise-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Thomson Reuters Mon, 12 May 2014 21:06:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6145250 at http://www.globalpost.com Norwegian parliament accepts ritual circumcision of boys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140616/norwegian-parliament-accepts-ritual-circumcision-boys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OSLO, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The Norwegian parliament on Monday ended a prolonged public debate in Norway by accepting the ritual circumcision of male children, which are practiced among Jewish and Muslim people.</p> <p>But the operation can only be done by public health professionals, reported the Norwegian news agency NTB.</p> <p>Ervin Kohn, a leader of the Jewish community in Oslo, described the move as "a victory".</p> <p>"Today I am very proud of our politicians and of my country," Kohn was quoted as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140616/norwegian-parliament-accepts-ritual-circumcision-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Health Labor Medicine Penis Religion Social Issues Xinhua News Agency Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:42:21 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6178444 at http://www.globalpost.com HIV battle: Uganda tests out rubber band circumcision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/hiv-battle-uganda-tests-out-rubber-band-circumcision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With trousers around his ankles, Justin Igalla awaits a tight rubber band for his foreskin, an innovative non-surgical technique rolling out in several African nations to encourage circumcision and cut HIV infection rates.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/hiv-battle-uganda-tests-out-rubber-band-circumcision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision HIV Medicine Penis Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:35:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6178663 at http://www.globalpost.com HIV battle: Uganda tests out rubber band circumcision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/hiv-battle-uganda-tests-out-rubber-band-circumcision-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With trousers around his ankles, Justin Igalla awaits a tight rubber band for his foreskin, an innovative non-surgical technique rolling out in several African nations to encourage circumcision and cut HIV infection rates.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/hiv-battle-uganda-tests-out-rubber-band-circumcision-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision HIV Medicine Penis Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:35:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6178664 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctors deny cutting off Alabama man’s penis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140730/doctors-deny-cutting-alabama-man-s-penis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - An Alabama man's claim that his penis was amputated recently in a circumcision gone wrong is entirely without merit, an attorney representing the doctors being sued said on Wednesday. </p> <p>Attorney Michael Florie said the plaintiff, 56-year-old Johnny Lee Banks Jr., has had both legs amputated due to severe diabetes, suffers from end-stage kidney failure and the hospital named in the lawsuit has labored to keep him alive. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140730/doctors-deny-cutting-alabama-man-s-penis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:47:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6219229 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. court revives challenge to New York City circumcision law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140815/us-court-revives-challenge-new-york-city-circumcision-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday revived an effort to block a New York City regulation that requires people who perform a Jewish circumcision ritual on infants that involves oral suction to first obtain parental consent.</p> <p>A unanimous panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a trial judge had been too deferential to the city, which had linked the ritual to a deadly form of herpes, in rejecting a request by rabbinical groups for a preliminary injunction.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140815/us-court-revives-challenge-new-york-city-circumcision-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:46:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6232756 at http://www.globalpost.com Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140815/controversial-circumcision-technique-likely-route-herpes-transm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800’s, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely cause of infant herpes in more than two dozen reported cases.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140815/controversial-circumcision-technique-likely-route-herpes-transm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Circumcision Medicine Penis Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:35:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6232964 at http://www.globalpost.com