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Medical Associations Urge Against Injunction On Metzitzah Informed Consent

Evidence that oral suction ritual transmits disease is 'incontrovertible,' organizations state.

12/03/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Three noted professional medical associations have submitted an amicus letter to the court opposing a motion for a preliminary injunction against the enactment of the New York City’s new rule requiring informed consent for metzitzah b’peh, the controversial oral suction circumcision ritual.

The circumciser uses oral suction to remove blood from the wound.
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