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In Reply Svoboda’s statements have been discredited previously.1 Since benefits of infant male circumcision (MC) vastly exceed risks,2 its persistence in diverse cultures worldwide likely reflects ritualization of a healthy practice,3 rather than it simply being “cosmetic.”
Morris BJ, Tobian AAR. Circumcision Is a Religious/Cultural Procedure, Not a Medical Procedure—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):294. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5110