circumcision circumcision  /ˌsɜr kəm ˈsɪ ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
  2. (n) the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
  3. (n) the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males

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News

  • Egyptian girl, 13, dies after circumcision operation

    CAIRO, June 10 (UPI) -- The parents of an Egyptian girl who died after being circumcised accused the doctor of negligence and an organization called female circumcision a criminal act.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. "The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention", Kevin De Cock, director of the HIV/AIDS department of the World Health Organization, said in the statement. "Scaling up male circumcision in such countries will...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Kevin De Cock Source: Washington Post

  2. "She remains a minister who is addicted to folly," Lewis said in an interview from Canada. "There is overwhelming scientific evidence that male circumcision is one of the important ways of preventing transmission of the virus. This is proven...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Stephen Lewis Source: MyFOX Providence WNAC

  3. Behar said on "The View" that Gibson "needs to be welcomed into the Jewish community by a public circumcision."
    on Aug 2, 2006 By: Joy Behar Source: FOXNews

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