Routine Infant Circumcision
RIC is an acronym for Routine Infant Circumcision.
Mainly in the United States, boys are still circumcised in many hospitals immediately after birth. Very often, this is done without informing or asking the parents previously at all.
Routine infant circumcision (i. e. non-therapeutic circumcision without consent) is an unlawful procedure for which damages may be recovered.
Routine infant circumcision no longer exists in the United States, except when a hospital or doctor makes an error for which they can be sued.
- J. Steven Svoboda, Robert S. Van Howe, James G. Dwyer, Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum. 17 J Contemporary Health Law Policy 61 (2000).