I wanted to focus on the meaning of ‘manasikara’ (ok, lets ditch the womb- yoniso- for a second …or longer).
It’s not possible to have ‘wise attention’ to dependent origination, as it is not visible. Nor is it possible to have wise attention on the five aggregates, as a disease, as a cancer, as an arrow (SN22.122), as the five aggregates are not immediately visible and even if it was ‘disease, cancer, and arrow’ are contemplations, not objects of mindfulness (ie- objects of ‘attention’). Rendering yoniso manasikara as wise attention sounds a lot like ‘mindfulness and clear-comprehension’ (sati sampajanna). It in fact overlaps it completely, I think. Thinking/contemplating has gone out of fashion, and mindfulness is in. Thinking is bad, present moment is in, which is a very recent trend (fad?).
I’m suggesting wise/right/appropriate contemplation- a distinct act of the mind (mana -kara). It is possible to infer the truth through contemplating it- dependant origination can be contemplated as can the drawbacks (aadinava) of the aggregates. This would then open the Dhamma for a valuable tool in the path. It would also be a conceptually distinct from other dhammas.