JHU Bioethicists Available for Comment on NYC Dept. of Health Ruling on Ritual Circumcision

Article ID: 593590

Released: 12-Sep-2012 5:20 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Thursday, September 13, 2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is expected to rule on a proposed amendment to Article 181 of the city health code "to require written consent for performance of circumcision when such circumcisions involve the performance of direct oral suction."

Notice of Proposed Amendment:http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/notice/2012/amend-non-medical-circumcision.pdf

The below faculty of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics are available to comment on this amendment and the ethics of requiring informed consent in this circumstance:

Margaret Moon, MD, MPHJohns Hopkins Berman Institute of BioethicsGeneral Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins MedicineCommentary submitted to NYC DOHMH:http://bioethicsbulletin.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/MoonCommentary_Article181Amendment.pdf

Available Thursday morning and after 3:00 PM; Friday afternoon

Yoram Unguru, MD, MSJohns Hopkins Berman Institute of BioethicsHerman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at SinaiCommentary on the proposed amendment: http://bioethicsbulletin.org/archive/regulating-rites/

Available after 9:00 AM Thursday and Friday


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