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Board Of Health Unanimously Approves Measure Against Bris Suction Practice

09/12/2012 - 20:00

The city's Board of Health on Thursday unanimously approved a measure requiring mohelim to obtain informed consent from parents before performning a ritual at circumcisions involving oral suction of the wound.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a staunch opponent of the procedure, which many doctors feel is conducive to infection and which has been linked to the transmission of oral herpes to several babies.

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