Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Are the gains worth the loss?
This is the oldest known depiction of circumcision being performed. It's a colorful restoration of a bas-relief found in an Egyptian tomb built for Ankhmabor in Sakkara, Egypt and dating back to around 2400 B.C.E.
An influential American medical organization is overturning recently overturned convention by suggesting that the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh any risks. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is now sufficient evidence showing the advantages for male circumcision, namely the…