MEDIC 2/13, 4:30-6:00pm

Hello Everyone, On Thursday, February 13 from 4:30 to 6, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room 359. New folks very welcome! Dave will be leading a discussion on the ethics of male and female circumcision. If you would like some background, check out the following links: Spirituality and Medicine – University of Washington School of Medicine – Presents a great overview of the ethical considerations involved and how they relate to health care providers Jewish parents in US begin to question the need for circumcision – Discusses recent trends within one male-circumcising community How Circumcision Works – Surprisingly great article describing many issues and considerations of male circumcision. The link leads to page 4 of the article where a brief summary of the procedure is outlined FGM is banned but very much alive in the UK – Recent article on FGM (female genital mutilation AKA female circumcision) in Great Britain. The forms of female genital mutilation Extremely short overview of FGM illustrating typical procedures. Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance, go down to the third floor, turn right, turn left at the first hallway on your left, and when that hallway tees, room 359 is just to your right. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and be sure to like us on Facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media. Hope to see you there! Annie Young, Jane Kwon, Shahar Levari, Julia Buschmann, and Kaia Barth — MEDIC at UW University of Washington Student Organization Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities

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