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

Released: 9/12/2012 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, MPH
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Commentary 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, MS
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai
Commentary on the proposed amendment: http://bioethicsbulletin.org/archive/regulating-rites/

Available after 9:00 AM Thursday and Friday

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