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circumcise

 [ser´kum-sīz]
to perform circumcision.

cir·cum·cise

(ser'kŭm-sīz),
To remove the prepuce or other tissue by circumferential incision (circumcision).

circumcise

/cir·cum·cise/ (ser´kum-sīz) to perform circumcision.

circumcise

(sûr′kəm-sīz′)
tr.v. circum·cised, circum·cising, circum·cises
1. To remove the prepuce of (a male).
2. To remove all or part of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).

cir′cum·cis′er n.

cir·cum·cise

(sĭr'kŭm-sīz)
To perform circumcision, especially of the prepuce.

circumcise

to perform circumcision. See also preputial prolapse.
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Our findings show that older men (31 years and above) were less likely to circumcise for HIV prevention.
The term shenit used in this verse suggests an alternative rendering: circumcise the Israelites a second time.
S0rlandet Hospital in Kristiansand appears to be the only hospital offering to circumcise newborns, using local anesthesia.
Nevertheless, a most negative attitude is reflected by the intention of 21% of the female respondents to circumcise their future daughter/s (table l0).
Over the last year, Egypt's leading women's magazine Nisf Al Dunya has received letters from literate mothers who are confused as to whether they should circumcise their daughters.
I listened to their opinion and then attempted to say, as calmly as possible, why my wife and I had decided not to circumcise any baby boys we had.
An Israeli rabbinical court has ordered the mother to circumcise her son immediately, as required by Jewish law, or pay the hefty fine for each day her son remains uncircumcised, the Washington Times reported,
Lipman wrote: "With no word yet on whether the royal infant will be a boy or a girl, it's perhaps too premature to engage in a "will-they-won't-they" debate over whether they will choose to circumcise their offspring, as was once a royal tradition.
Certainly there is little need to circumcise until late puberty.
Given these risks and benefits, the decision of whether to circumcise a newborn should remain subjective, taking into account the parents' general degree of aversion to risk, the investigators said.
I would follow in the footsteps of Moses and circumcise all male children.