Table 1.

Halachic Debate over Prophylactic Surgery.

Against For
Mutilates healthy organ
Causes psychological distress
Inflicts a wound
Destroys ability to be fruitful
Violates prohibition against castration
Prolongs life
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2015 October; 6(4): e0037. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2015 October 26. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10222.