oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Neonatal circumcision : letter

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



The United South African Neonatal Association (USANA) takes the opportunity to respond to the article by Vawda and Maqutu entitled 'Neonatal circumcision - violation of children's rights or public health necessity'. In their article the authors concluded that the rights of neonates to bodily integrity should not be tampered with lightly, and that only a severe public health hazard such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic may justify incursion into this constitutionally protected right. USANA is concerned by this last-mentioned conclusion and wishes to address it.

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