Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum

74 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2015

Date Written: October 27, 2015

Abstract

A comprehensive examination of the law and ethics relating to whether states should permit routine infant male circumcision, primarily through the lens of requirements for informed consent.

Keywords: circumcision, medical consent, surrogate decision making, parents' rights, children's rights, bodily integrity, medical ethics, genital mutilation

Suggested Citation

Dwyer, James Gerard, Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum (October 27, 2015). Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, Vol. 17, No. 61-133, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2680352

James Gerard Dwyer (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

South Henry Street
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law2.wm.edu/faculty/bios/fulltime/dwyer-648.php

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