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  1. Addressing Polarisation in Science.Brian D. Earp - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (9):782-784.
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  • Male Infant Circumcision as a 'HIV Vaccine'.B. Lyons - 2013 - Public Health Ethics 6 (1):90-103.
    This article deals with the specific claim that prophylactic male infant circumcision should be employed to prevent HIV transmission in countries in which the prevalence of HIV is relatively low. In a recent editorial, Australian researchers sought to promote the procedure as a ‘surgical vaccine’ against HIV in their country. This raises the question whether it would be reasonable for the UK to adopt a policy of mass infant male circumcision in order to protect individuals from heterosexually acquired infection with (...)
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  • Cutting Through Red Tape: Non-Therapeutic Circumcision and Unethical Guidelines.David Shaw - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (4):181-186.
    Current General Medical Council guidelines state that any doctor who does not wish to carry out a non-therapeutic circumcision (NTC) on a boy must invoke conscientious objection. This paper argues that this is illogical, as it is clear that an ethical doctor will object to conducting a clinically unnecessary operation on a child who cannot consent simply because of the parents’ religious beliefs. Comparison of the GMC guidelines with the more sensible British Medical Association guidance reveals that both are biased (...)
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  • Why UK Doctors Should Be Troubled by Female Genital Mutilation Legislation.Arianne Shahvisi - 2017 - Clinical Ethics 12 (2):102-108.
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