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Cutting Tradition

Rebecca Steinfeld explores recent debates among medical ethicists and lawyers over male infant circumcision and the different ways we view male and female bodies.

What do recent debates among medical ethicists and lawyers over male infant circumcision reveal about the different ways we view male and female bodies? Rebecca Steinfeld, from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, looks at changing attitudes to religious traditions involving genital cutting.

Producer: Zahid Warley

First broadcast in November 2013.

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