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Letters Circumcision

Parity for the sexes?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3888
  1. Raj Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher professor of public health1
  1. 1Public Health Sciences Section, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  1. raj.bhopal{at}

    Bewley and colleagues’ arguments against female genital mutilation1 are irresistible, so why are they not applied to the male equivalent, circumcision?

    Their arguments against medical involvement in even “nicking” the female genitalia are compelling on logical grounds, but there is still the important issue of the public’s and …

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